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Volunteering Opportunity: VO47063

  • Home Visitor
    with Home-Start East Fife.

    Created/last updated: 23/01/2024

    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
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     •  phone/video calls, outdoor visits etc
     •  Further guidance will be provided as part of induction
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:80
    Training provided: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).

    Experience required: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.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Parenting experience required

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsSome travel is likely to be required. This will we discussed with individual voluteers

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).