Community Volunteer

Community Volunteers are usually found leading a group attended by families, parents or children on their own. This role suits people who believe in the idea of community and the power of teamwork to improve everyone’s situation.

Department

Stockton Family Outreach and Volunteering Service

Responsibilities

Opportunities include…

Climate Champions – leading a group to build, maintain and harvest a community garden

Choir Volunteers – leading an Intergenerational Choir, or a more informal Day Choir, in order to promote mental health and better interaction between the generations.

Cook-along Volunteers – promoting healthy eating on a budget by leading lunchtime cook-alongs.

Breastfeeding Supporters – working alongside health professionals to deliver a peer support model

Early Years Volunteers – leading a Stay & Play session for under-5’s and their parents/carers

Young People’s Volunteers – leading after school clubs, games sessions, youth groups for 5-19s

Knowledge & Skills

We’ll provide you with our robust training, which includes Safeguarding, Data Protection, Health & Safety, Personal Safety, Equality & Diversity – and is backed up by local induction covering areas including communication, boundaries and ‘meeting the values’.

Personal Qualities

Outgoing, friendly and chatty people who feel confident in groups.

We're looking for people who can be adaptable, who can problem solve and have good organisational and time management skills. Good communication, confidence and interpersonal skills are also desirable.

General Requirements

We ask all of our volunteers to support us for a minimum of one year.

All volunteers complete an Enhanced DBS check and provide two references. Before starting your journey you’ll complete our national training units and local induction. While actively volunteering we also need you to attend occasional supervision and/or team meetings. You must also follow Family Action’s policies and procedures. Most importantly, our volunteers must evidence Family Action’s values by being people focused, ‘can do’, striving for excellence and showing mutual respect.

Most groups run on a weekly basis so we’re looking for people who can be relied upon regularly.

Depending on the opportunity you’re interested in we may ask you to do additional training (e.g. food hygiene for café support or Family Action’s social media training for Impact)

Apply

Please complete the form below to register your interest in the opportunity.