Could you become a volunteer in a Child Contact Centre?What Qualities does a volunteer need ?
Volunteers in child contact services need to be impartial, caring, tolerant, sensitive, flexible, discreet and reliable. They must always put children's needs first and not take sides with either parent or any other adults involved in the contact.
What time commitment is required?
We ask that volunteers offer at least one Saturday morning a month from 10:15 - 13:30 on either the 1st or 3rd Saturday of the month.
What does a volunteer do?
A volunteer at a Child Contact centre is primarily responsible for supporting/facilitating meaningful contact between a child/ren and a non-resdient parent, by:
- assisting staff to prepare the centre before families arrive
- welcoming families and helping them settle into the contact session
- supporting both parents and children before, during and at the end of sessions without judging, advising or taking sides.
- making refreshments as required
- tidying up once the session is finished.
We offer extensive training and support to all volunteers including Safe Guarding & Child Protection Training. Our training sessions are normally held early evening and are mandatory as they are part of our centres accrediation process with the National Association of Child Contact Centre.
"A volunteer isn’t paid, this is not because what they do isn’t valuable, it’s because it’s priceless"
Please call/email the Co-ordinator for further information:
firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01722 326822 or 07950493679