Alexandra Right Start, Children’s Centre, Stay and Play Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers, who would like to provide practical support to our project and will be able to commit for at least 12 months for a minimum 3-5 hours a week.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

• Welcoming parents / carers and children to the stay and play session
• Actively encouraging parents / carers to participate in planned activities which will promote the development of speech, language and communication skills in their child.
• Assisting the Right Start team in the planning, preparation and delivery of stay and play
• Assisting the Right Start team to evaluate the session and record progress made each week
• Building positive relationships with families

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training
Skill and Qualifications Required:

• A good understanding of the importance of speech and language in the development of children
• Good communication skills and the ability to make people feel welcome and at ease
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Non judgemental
• Actively promote Equality and Diversity

Areas of Interest: Children, Disability, Families, Young people
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment
What activities will the volunteer do? Escorting, Interpretation, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Negotiating, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Automatic opening doors

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Oldham Council (Children's Centres)
Organisation Profile: Oldham Council Children’s Centres are hubs for the local community providing a range of vital services to improve the lives of young children and their families. Volunteers play an integral part in the activities of the centres and are involved in a wide range of important and rewarding roles.