VOLUNTEERING

Would you like a volunteering role engaging, supporting and empowering parents in Stockport? 

New Beginnings works with parents who are in the child protection system. Our project is about empowering and supporting parents within their community. We are a relationship based practice which means that good relationships are what help parents make the transitions they want to make. To reach their goals however we need volunteers who can spare the time and have the commitment to help families stay together.

 

As a New Beginnings volunteer you could provide support to families in a number of ways depending on your skill set, previous experience and passion. 

What does volunteering involve?

Possible duties include:​

  • Ensuring that the voices of parents in the child protection system are sought, heard and represented appropriately.

  • Supporting the team to deliver informal education activities e.g. leisure, sporting and art activities.

  • Working as part of a team to facilitate the drop in centre with peer mentors.

  • Supporting parents and children within the community to stay together as a family

Why volunteer?

  • You have an understanding of the needs of families in the child protection system

  • You have a non-judgemental attitude

  • You have a strong commitment and an understanding of the factors affecting marginalised families 

  • You have excellent communication skills.

Why volunteer with us?

  • Support within your role

  • One to one supervision every 6-8 weeks

  • You will be kept up to date on your training, including safeguarding

  • Up to date DBS checks while you are volunteering with us

  • You will be offered support on any personal issues raised as a result of the volunteering

  • Help and support if you want to transition into or return to employed work.

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What is the criteria?

Due to the nature of the role and the parents you will be supporting we ask that all volunteers are aged 25 years or over. All volunteers will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

New Beginnings is a charity that is passionate about people, justice and families. Our mission is to help parents build healthy and happy relationships with their children so they can remain together as a family and feel part of their local community. 

To request more information, please email Jadwiga Leigh on info@newbeginningsgm.com