Family Foundations needs caring people

The Family Foundations project needs people who:

  • Are positive about differences, e.g. culture, religion, social status
  • Have a ‘can do’ positive attitude to working with people no matter what their life circumstance
  • Have a sensitive, non-judgemental and caring attitude towards others
  • Are clear about confidentiality and able to decide when disclosure of a confidence is essential to the well-being of a child
  • Are reliable and understand the importance of reliability to the family, with good communication skills including an ability to listen
  • Are willing to learn and grow as a result of your volunteer role
  • Understand the need for and importance of support
  • Are patient, with a warm and open personality and a sense of humour, and prepared to keep records if requested.

Overall, this exciting and rewarding voluntary activity requires energy, commitment, reliability, creativity and a sense of humour.

It will give you:

  • the feeling you are making a positive life-changing difference to children and their families, by breaking the cycle of harm that substance addictions can bring
  • a range of transferable professional skills which can support further career pathways for volunteers who wish to pursue a professional career in health and social care.
  • Counselling experience
  • Social work experience

This is a Big Lottery Funded project. The next 9-week course of training starts in June 2019 and we are recruiting more volunteers, so contact Lynne or Mel now for a registration form, or for more information, or a no-obligations chat about the project.