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Volunteering Opportunity: VO47063
Home Visitor with Home-Start East Fife.
Created/last updated: 18/07/2023
About this opportunity:
Volunteers help to increase confidence and independence in families by offering support, friendship and practical help • They visit families in their own homes in order to protect and respect each individual's dignity and identity • A relationship then develops in which understanding and trust can grow • Volunteers often reassure families that difficulties in bringing up children are not unusual, emphasise the positive aspects of family life, encourage parents strengths and emotional well-being and encourage the family to widen their network and effectively use the support and services available in the community • A volunteer may choose to offer support to more than one family and is supported throughout by a co-ordinator • A Preparation Course is delivered in a fun and rewarding environment •
Owing to the ongoing pandemic some training and support may be delivered remotely i • e • phone/video calls, outdoor visits etc • Further guidance will be provided as part of induction •
Volunteers are required to attend a Course of Preparation (6 days over 6 weeks) which covers areas such as role of the volunteer, the kind of support to provide, parent & children's needs, child protection, listening, boundaries, play & confidentiality
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Monthly claim form to be completed for car usage (national rate paid) or will reimburse public transport (attach tickets).
Parenting experience. Each volunteer visits a family in their own home, our families are based throughout East Fife and volunteers choose how near to or far from their own home they wish to volunteer.