Use your life experiences to provide practical and emotional support to families struggling to find their way. You don't need any qualifications, we'll provide you with all the tools you'll need.
Published On: 19/07/2023
About this opportunity from Home-Start Essex
You will provide families with practical and emotional support, guidance and encouragement, visiting them at home once a week, or through regular telephone/ video calls/text, for a period of up to six months. You will develop a relationship with the family and work with them in a variety of ways; offering a listening ear, encouraging positive parenting, and helping with nursery/school readiness. You will encourage the family to explore and reflect and come up with their own solutions.
Parent Mentor Volunteers are expected to:
• Take part in our full training course – online learning & 4 Zoom sessions with a group
• Commit to supporting a family through weekly visits in the home of 1-2 hours or through regular telephone/ video calls/text for a period of 6 months.
• Travel to and from volunteers home / meeting place
• Follow up from the visits by completing a Family Support Contact Record
Creativity | General helping | Practical Skills | Supporting people and befriending
Children | Families and Parenting | Health and Social Care | Mental Health | Women’s issues
Weekly for 6 months
Volunteering for 2-3 hours a week between 9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday.
Find out more
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