Home-Start East Fife is a Family Support charity offering support and friendship for parents with young children (0-5years). We offer support to families across East Fife through home visiting volunteers and Family Support Groups. The purpose of the Home-Start East Fife Family Support Groups is bringing together parents and children who may be feeling isolated or lacking in confidence and who may like the opportunity to meet other families. Children have the opportunity to play with their peers and form friendships and are also encouraged to play with parents. We provide activities that are designed to allow families to play and grow together and to build confidence in a relaxed atmosphere. Volunteers assist the Family Support Group Co-ordinator to provide the activities, snacks and on occasions a bit of respite for parents who are feeling overwhelmed or providing parents space to spend time with an older child whilst a volunteer holds the baby.
40 hour (approx.) Preparation Course by way of induction; one day per week for 8weeks.
Bi-monthly (approx.) Volunteer group meetings incorporating ongoing training/information sessions.
6 weekly support meetings with Co-ordinator.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Mileage and or public transport costs are reimbursed on a weekly basis for travel to and from Family Support Groups
We ask that all our volunteers have parenting experience, enthusiasm and be able to offer non-judgemental practical and emotional support to families.
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