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Child Contact Centre Volunteer

  • VO37233


Description

Child Contact Centre volunteers encourage families to feel at ease and take responsibility for escorting children between resident parents and contact parent or grandparent where the parents do not wish to meet each other. Volunteers support children and parents in maintaining and building positive relationships with each other but they do not offer advice or counselling to families. The contact session may happen in the centre or it may consist of a 'handover', when the child may go out with the contact parent and return to the centre later. The centre opens every Saturday afternoon, but additional hours may be negotiated.

Organisation aims and objectives

Family Mediation Grampian provide a safe environment with an impartial third party, where parents who are separating, separated or divorced can come together to discuss future arrangements for their children.

Availability

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About 3 to 4 hours every few weeks, at weekends, morning or afternoon, or both if preferred. Minimum commitment of 6 months as the training takes place over several weeks.

Restrictions

Experience required: Life Experience, non judgemental approach to others, empathy towards families experiencing relationship difficulties, awareness of and commitment to confidentiality
Travel details: Child Contact Centre in Elgin

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are available
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Potential volunteers are invited to the venue where contact takes place to see what happends and to meet the volunteers on duty
Training details: Initial visit to the centre, followed by shadowing sessions where the new person is an observer, then once induction training had been undertaken, placed on the rota with another experienced volunteer.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.