Provide support to families usually in small group settings.

What You'll Do: 

This role suit people who are good listeners and can empathise – it’s not always about solving the problem, sometimes it’s just about being there and enabling families to overcome barriers. Family volunteers focus on a specific family or handful of families. Some of the support is provided 1:1 and some in small group settings. This role will suit people who are good listeners and can empathise – it’s not always about solving the problem, sometimes it’s just about being there. Family volunteers offer a kind of ‘hand-holding’ support, enabling families to overcome barriers.

Why You'll Love It: 
You'll love working with parents and children to support them support themselves. You'll love meeting a wide range of people. You'll love the experience you get. You'll love the sense pride you get when you know you've made a difference, however small that might be. You'll love being part of the amazing Family Action team.
What You'll Learn: 
What you’ll gain from volunteering…   Feeling of having supported a family to take steps towards being stronger – more resilient, more confident, more independent. You’ll also gain the experience of having helped the family to achieve this…great if you’re looking to gain skills in Family Support or related areas. Robust training, which includes Safeguarding, Data Protection, Health & Safety, Personal Safety, Equality & Diversity – and is backed up by local induction covering areas including communication, boundaries and ‘meeting the values’.   You’ll be a valued member of our team and you’ll make a difference to local families and communities – having fun and gaining experience all the way!  
What We're Looking For: 
What we’ll ask from you…   All volunteers complete an Enhanced DBS check and provide two references.   Before starting your journey you’ll complete our national training units and local induction.   While actively volunteering we also need you to attend occasional supervision and/or team meetings.   You must also follow Family Action’s policies and procedures.   Most importantly, our volunteers must evidence Family Action’s values by being people focused, ‘can do’, striving for excellence and showing mutual respect.
Summary
Volunteering
Community
Young People
Families
Stockton
0 Weeks Minimum
0 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
Communication
Empathy
Interpersonal / Confidence
Requirements: 
DBS check
In-Person Interview
Over 18
Training

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