Starting Well Partnership South Worcestershire

Community Hub Volunteer - Groups

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Community Hub Volunteer

Be rewarded and have new experiences, volunteer with us as a Community Hub Volunteer.

What does this involve?

Community Hub Group volunteers deliver groups in their local area, the majority of these groups are for children aged 0-5 years old. Following a training and development period, you will join other qualified volunteers and take full ownership of your chosen activity. Tasks include promoting the activity and encouraging new families to attend, setting up and clearing away after each session and signposting parents and families to support networks/services as appropriate.

Skills Required

  • A welcoming, friendly and approachable manner
  • A non-judgmental and supportive approach
  • The ability to be flexible and work as part of a team
  • Good communication and listening skills

Frequency/commitment of the role

Groups are usually based in children’s and run on weekdays during school term times. The timing of sessions vary, however they take place during the normal opening hours of the centre in which they are based and run for between 1-2 hours. You should also consider time needed to set up and clear away activities when deciding how much time you have available to volunteer.


In preparation for taking on the community hub group role, you will complete our training and recruitment process for volunteers. As a new volunteer you will be allocated a Community Health Connector who will support you through your development period.


Once qualified, Hub volunteers may be interested in exploring other opportunities within the Starting Well partnership including Healthy Weight Champion, Parenting Peer Supporter or Admin Support in Family Hubs.

Other details

When considering whether to apply for this role, you should be willing to commit to at least one year of volunteering. Before becoming a volunteer, you will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check (if you do not already have one in place which is registered on the DBS Update Service website). You can expect to receive regular support and supervision when carrying out your volunteer role including a comprehensive induction before you start.

Our Vision

Action For Children Starting Well Partnership South Worcestershire 

We place children, young people and families first, delivering safe high quality services that empower and enable children, young people and families to achieve their full potential.

We play an important role in supporting local families in South Worcestershire with children aged 0-19. By providing training, advice and guidance the local Action For Children Starting Well team empower families to 'nip things in the bud' early and this limits the risk of escalation. The service places an emphasis on a holistic ‘whole family’ approach that will result in long term, sustainable change.

Our work includes: Children Centre services, positive parenting courses, adult learning, support within schools and communities to engage young people with their education and work journey, and advice and guidance to young people who are not in education.

What Volunteers Say...

I was directed to Action for Children by a colleague on my course and after an initial meeting and attending the volunteer training session, with the Senior Volunteer Co-ordinator, I obtained a placement at the Buttercup Centre. The recruitment process was really simple and the support received from my supervisors and others at the centre is fantastic. If there is anything I am unsure of or the parents are looking for guidance, I know who to ask and where to signpost them.