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Volunteering Opportunity: VO47068

  • Home Visiting Volunteers
    with Home-Start Cowdenbeath.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:Home-Start Lochgelly is a voluntary organisation which offers regular support, friendship and practical help to young families living in the geographical area of Kelty, Crossgates, Hill of Beath, Cowdenbeath, Lumphinnans, Lochgelly and Ballingry
     •  Volunteers should be parents or grandparents and willing to receive training and support
     •  By sharing their time and friendship, volunteers offer families an opportunity to develop new relationships, ideas and skills
     •  In addition we offer weekly family groups and are partners in the Mellow Parenting Programmes
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:There is a 4/5 session Prep Course. Final interview with a Board Member. 6/8 volunteer training session on topics discussed during feedback from volunteers during supervision.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Bus fares or mileage (at 40p per mile) will be reimbursed.

    Experience required:Warm. Open. Friendly approach to family life. Non-judgemental.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Need to be parents or have parenting experience.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe opportunity takes place at Home-Start Cowdenbeath Area and in families' own homes.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.