Child & Family Contact Centre Volunteer

To provide a safe, impartial space for children to spend time with a parent they no longer with. Estimated hours: Minimum 3 hours per week up to 6 hours per week on Saturdays
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:

Description of the activities you will experience:,
• Welcoming children and families to the setting
• Supporting children and parents directly where required
• Setting up play areas and activities
• Organising toys and resources
• Some basic admin
• Preparing and serving refreshments to children
• Cleaning and re-organising spaces after sessions

Benefits to the Volunteer
• Quality work experience, supporting communities
• A good step into training, education or employment
• Make new friends and meet new people
• Increase skills, knowledge and confidence
• Work within a committed team
• Reference available
• Travel expenses

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Personal Skills and Qualities required
• To be committed to the safety and wellbeing of children
• To enjoy working with children and families
• To be friendly and approachable, reliable and motivated.
• To be caring, non-judgemental and confident
• To be willing to attend relevant training
• To be able to work as part of a team
• To comply with relevant Health and Safety Policies and Procedures including Safeguarding Children.
• To maintain and respect confidentiality at all times
• To adhere to our Covid-19 safety measures and government legislation

Areas of Interest: Children, Community, Community centre, Families, Social care, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, Other
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Lending a helping hand, Mentoring
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Organising, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: The Leap Children and Family Centre
Organisation Profile: Leap provides charitable services for children & families. We have an onsite Pre-School, Family Contact Services, Creche & Early Learning Provision. We have Greenscape which is a grounds maintenance service which provides adult daycare & as a Social Enterprise supports the charitable work of the organisation. We have volunteer opportunities for Reading mentor, Greenscape operatives, To work with children/families and reception/admin.
Charity number: 1099806