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  • Home Visitor.
    with Home-Start East Fife

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO47063 - Created/last updated: 12/04/2019



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    About this opportunity:Volunteers help to increase confidence and independence in families by offering support, friendship and practical help. They visit families in their own homes in order to protect and respect each individual’s dignity and identity. A relationship then develops in which understanding and trust can grow. Volunteers often reassure families that difficulties in bringing up children are not unusual, emphasise the positive aspects of family life, encourage parents strengths and emotional well-being and encourage the family to widen their network and effectively use the support and services available in the community. A volunteer may choose to offer support to more than one family and is supported throughout by a co-ordinator. A Preparation Course is delivered in a fun and rewarding environment.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:80
    Training provided:Volunteers are required to attend a Course of Preparation (6 days over 6 weeks) which covers areas such as role of the volunteer, the kind of support to provide, parent & children's needs, child protection, listening, boundaries, play & confidentiality
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Monthly claim form to be completed for car usage (national rate paid) or will reimburse public transport (attach tickets).

    Experience required:Each volunteer visits a family in their own home, our families are based throughout East Fife and volunteers choose how near to or far from their own home they wish to volunteer. Reasonable expenses are reimbursed at the national rate.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Parenting experience required

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsEach volunteer visits a family in their own home, our families are based throughout East Fife and volunteers choose how near to or far from their own home they wish to volunteer. Reasonable expenses are reimbursed at the national rate...

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).

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Home-Start East Fife has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
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  - Family Support Group Volunteer - St Andrews
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