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Family Friends, Remote
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Posted 1 week ago Quick Apply
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Unpaid role, expenses paid

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Job description

Family Friends carefully recruits, trains, and matches volunteers with families in Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Brent. Volunteers offer long-term practical and emotional support based on each family's unique needs and potential. We offer two befriending volunteer opportunities with us - Big Buddies and Family Befriending. 

Our Family Befrienders support parents and families; with encouragement and support, volunteers will aim to help families/single parents to discover their strengths, build confidence, and resolve difficulties. Volunteers will meet with their family weekly or fortnightly for a period of 6 to 12 months.

Activities might include:

  • Supporting a parent to take their children on days out.
  • Helping to strengthen family relationships.
  • Providing a listening ear.
  • Helping family members to build confidence in themselves.

Essential Criteria:

  • Level of commitment mentioned above
  • 18+
  • Must have lived in the UK for the last 2 years

What we provide in return:

  • Full induction training and ongoing training
  • Weekly supervision and support
  • The chance to learn new skills
  • References provided after 6 months' commitment
  • Reimbursement of travel and session expenses

We are an equal opportunities charity and we value the principles of diversity and inclusion, which is central in providing successful support to our families. We welcome and would like to encourage applications from people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, including people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQI+ and individuals from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

Application Instructions

Once you have clicked quick apply, you will be sent an email from the volunteer coordinator to fill out an easy application form. This is followed by an invitation to an informal interview and then Volunteer Induction Training!

More about Family Friends

We support families across Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and South East Brent who are facing economic hardship as well as ...

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Refreshed on: 04 December 2023
Closing date: 18 January 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Social Care/Development,Vocational/Services
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