Volunteer Group Assistants – South West London

Closing date: 01 Apr 2018

We are recruiting volunteers to assist in the delivery of our parenting classes and group activities for families.

Primary Duties

  • To help organise and prepare activities for family and children’s group sessions.
  • To attend and participate in group activities and parenting classes
  • To support drop-in sessions
  • To help a parent or child build their interpersonal skills and confidence
  • To give encouragement and support the parent or child to engage in the activities
  • To provide an additional calm and approachable presence within the group
  • Provide additional observation of participants’ development within the group setting
  • To attend the twice yearly volunteer ‘get-togethers’ with other volunteers
  • To operate within all relevant policies and guidelines, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality, safeguarding regulations
  • To follow advice from line manager and engage in regular supervision

Personal Specific

  • Enthusiasm for Welcare and its mission
  • Effective communication skills
  • Reliability and emotional maturity
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • A good grasp of boundaries and the ability to work in a friendly yet professional capacity
  • An understanding of the importance of safeguarding
  • Approachable and caring
  • Good observation skills
  • Commitment
  • Excellent time keeping

Time Requirements

You should be able to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week for the duration of a school term. You will receive full training and must commit to attend a minimum of 14 hours training. View training dates here.

To apply

Download our volunteer application form below and email the form to volunteering@welcare.org. Please apply at any time up until noon on the day of the deadline, interviews are held on an ongoing basis.