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New Dad Peer Support Volunteer

We are seeking experienced parents to join our team of peer support/befriending volunteers to help new dads across Scotland. Our peer support volunteers are paired with a new dad to provide one to one mental and emotional support during their life changing transition into fatherhood. Support is offered remotely over Zoom or phone calls, for a series of 6 weekly, one hour sessions. Volunteers are trained and continuously supported by Dads Rock staff in their peer support role. If you’re a great listener and have a couple of spare hours in your week, we’d love to hear from you!

About Dads Rock

Dads Rock uses play based interventions to improve the lives of children in Scotland, working in deprived areas to help families in most need of support. We organise activities for parents, with a focus on Dads, helping them to look after and engage with their children in a fun and positive way.

Experience Required

Desirable volunteer attributes include being a good listener, patient and kind. Additionally, we ask that volunteers have access to Zoom and some schedule flexibility.

Training Details

Training is provided online and involves 5 sessions regarding: Induction, Brain Development and Attachment, Safeguarding, Perinatal Mental Health, and Processes and Procedures. Dads Rock also ensures volunteers are joined with a PVG scheme before beginning peer support, and will use the volunteer's details and require 2 forms of the volunteer's identification for this purpose.

Flexibility & Commitment

Home-Based Volunteering;School Holidays;Term Time;Flexible;Summer Holidays;Ad hoc

1 - 3 hours a week for 6 weeks. Initial training for the position is approximately 6 hours over 5 weeks.

Location/Travel Details

Peer support is provided by the volunteer to the referred Dad remotely over Zoom or phone calls, so volunteers can conduct sessions from their home and support Dads across Scotland.

Expenses

No expenses.

Accessibility Details

  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs
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