* Family Support Volunteers Central


Community Family Offer Flexible Volunteer

Flexible Volunteer

Children and Families Newcastle North and Outer West

 

Description:   We need volunteers to support our staff and the children and carers attending our groups who are resident in North and Outer West areas of Newcastle.

 

Activities will include:

  • Supporting play between the children and carers within our venues and other community buildings
  • Promoting the learning opportunities associated with activities offered, which could be Parenting Groups or Adult Learning courses
  • Signposting carers to appropriate members of staff or other services for support and advice
  • Helping to set up and clear away after activities
  • Opportunities to accompany families to other groups and services
  • Reporting any concerns or problems to staff members
  • Contributing to the planning and evaluation to develop the group
  • Opportunities to become involved in other Action for Children volunteering roles locally and nationally
  • As part of Action for Children's Safeguarding Policy we will expect all volunteers to undergo a disclosure check. This will be organised by project staff

 

We are looking for volunteers who:

  • Find working with families valuable
  • Enjoy being with children
  • Have a friendly manner and good sense of humour
  • Understand the needs of young children and their families
  • Have a non-judgemental attitude
  • Are reliable
  • Are able to communicate clearly
  • Have an understanding of keeping children safe
  • Understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality

 

The benefits of volunteering in this role are:

  • Being part of our friendly team
  • Getting to meet lots of new people in your local area
  • Improving your confidence
  • Developing communication skills
  • Gaining experience of working with children and families
  • Improving your CV and employability

 

Action for Children are PassionateAmbitiousCollaborative and Inclusive. We aspire for every child and young person in the country to have a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive.

Our Vision

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

We need volunteers to support our staff and the children and carers attending our groups who are resident in the North and Outer West areas of Newcastle.

 

Activities will include:

  • Supporting play between the children and carers within our venues and other community buildings
  • Promoting the learning opportunities associated with activities offered, which could be Parenting Groups or Adult Learning courses
  • Signposting carers to appropriate members of staff or other services for support and advice
  • Helping to set up and clear away after activities
  • Opportunities to accompany families to other groups and services
  • Reporting any concerns or problems to staff members
  • Contributing to the planning and evaluation to develop the group
  • Opportunities to become involved in other Action for Children volunteering roles locally and nationally
  • As part of Action for Children's Safeguarding Policy we will expect all volunteers to undergo a disclosure check. This will be organised by project staff

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

Contact: Clare Bowley at clare.bowley@actionforchildren.org.uk who will be happy to support with your application.

Action for Children are PassionateAmbitiousCollaborative and Inclusive. We aspire for every child and young person in the country to have a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive.