We need you for 30 minutes once a week, to support a family online or by phone. The families all have children under 5.
All parents need someone to talk to. They may have no friends or family to confide in. They want someone like you who they can trust to be non-judgemental about the ups and downs of family life. Your praise, encouragement and interest in their child’s development will increase their confidence in parenting.
When the COVID-19 pandemic is over volunteers will visit families at home.
About Home Link Family Support
Home Link Family Support is a small award winning charity that has been working in Edinburgh and Midlothian for over 30 years. Our aim is to give children a positive start in life. Our services support families to develop stable and caring home environments. Regular visits from a trained volunteer provides practical non-judgmental support, and having somebody to share concerns and discuss ideas can result in parents changing their behaviour and developing stronger relationships with their children.
Essential: Open minded, good listener, positive, reliable, committed Desirable but not essential: Languages such as Arabic, Turkish. Access to a car.
Informal training held four times a year. Currently 6-8, two hour online sessions
Flexibility & Commitment
30 mins a week for 6 months. After Covid - 2hrs a week
Online volunteering from your home. Face to face visiting in the family's home or in outdoor places
Expenses paid by cheque or straight to your bank account, receipts required.
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