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.
Find out more about volunteering
View our introduction to volunteering page or contact us to find out more -
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Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.
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Fill out our registration form and a member of staff will then get in touch with you to discuss volunteering options to suit you.
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