Family support group helper
This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.
Setting up group activities in advance and clearing away afterwards. This might include preparing refreshments/snacks, organising the layout of the room, preparing resources and tidying the room after the group.
Sharing knowledge and experience about parenting and offering positive solutions to difficult circumstances.
Establishing trusting relationships with parents facing difficulties managing their roles/lives.
Providing a listening ear and emotional support to parents in problematic situations.
Providing information, advice and support to individual families, to enable them to achieve the desired outcomes within their support plan.
Adhering to Barnardo's policies and procedures at all times, including Barnardo's: Safeguarding; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Health & Safety; Data Protection; Confidentiality; Recording policies and procedures.
Participating fully in training and supervision.
Volunteering within Barnardo's Basis and Values.
Reliable, punctual and trustworthy.
Approachable and welcoming.
The ability to communicate and engage with children, young people and families.
Being non-judgmental and positive in their attitude to working with individuals from different backgrounds.
Having some knowledge and understanding of supporting parents and carers, and the issues faced by disadvantaged families.
Having personal experience with running a home and/or maintaining family routines.
The ability empathise with children, young people and families, who may be facing difficult times in their lives.