Family mentoring and support - home visiting Family Mentor volunteer
Once trained you will be matched with a family who has at least one child under 5, who is experiencing some kind of difficulty and has asked for some family support.
You will visit the family each week for up to 3 hours to give them some practical help and / or emotional support as previously agreed by the family and the coordinator from Home-Start.
You could be doing things like playing with children whilst mum / dad gets their household chores done, helping with shopping, budgeting, cooking or going out with the family to access children's activities or doctors / hospital appointments etc.
You will be given initial and ongoing training and will receive plenty of support from your Home-Start coordinator whilst you are matched with a family.
In return you will become part of an established team with an excellent track record of making a real difference for families. We will pay your travel expenses and you will be gaining excellent experience supporting families.
Parenting experience; a caring and friendly personality
45p per mile for travel expenses (fuel)
or reimbursement of busfares
Ongoing face to face and telephone support as well as regular group support events. Help and advice with career advancement.
Initial induction training. One day per week for 6 weeks (compulsory)
Also ongoing training opportunities every 2/3 months, half a day on a wide range of topics (optional)