Family Action is a national charity committed to building stronger families by delivering innovative and effective services and support that reaches out to many of the UK’s most vulnerable people.
We seek to empower people and communities to address their issues and challenges through practical, financial and emotional help.
Families Together Leeds provides family support, group support and volunteer support to families with children and young people across the city of Leeds.
Our service works restoratively in line with the Leeds Practice Model.
The role may involve coming into contact with vulnerable adults due to their age, illness or disability.
This role would suit people who:
Enjoy supporting others whilst out in the community
Have a friendly, empathic and non-judgmental attitude whilst promoting social and economic inclusion
Have an understanding of working with vulnerable families
Are open-minded to different perspectives in the context of parent/child interactions
Have effective communication skills, confident speaking to a diverse range of people and an active listener
Are a strong team player
Are self-motivated and able to work independently
Is an accurate record keeper
Benefits of volunteering:
An excellent opportunity to develop new and existing skills
The opportunity to gain experience and enhance learning and development by further training run by Family Action and potentially outer agency training
The chance to be at the heart of your local community, meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team
Out of pocket expenses
A reference, regular supervision, guidance and support
Access to our standard e-learning package
The volunteering recruitment process:
You will be asked to complete an application form in which we will request two references.
The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator will contact you to discuss your application and suitability for the role. This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions to help you decide for yourself whether the role is right for you.
You will be asked to attend an interview via video call with the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator and another staff member. Once original ID documents are checked, you will undergo a DBS check.
Once we received satisfactory references and a DBS check you will be invited to complete the Induction programme/Training sessions, and a start date will be agreed.
You will be provided with ongoing support through regular one to one supervision meetings, group supervisions and any other support as required.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
I can confirm that our opportunities have been risk assessed to provide mitigation and controls for Covid-19 and that our organisation takes full responsibility for the enforcement of risk assessments and safety of our volunteers.
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 07-12-2020
Start Time: 09:00 AM
End Time: 04:00 PM