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Opportunities 1-10 of 33
Location:
Greater London
Time commitment:
One or two days a week
We're holding training days on 27th October and 3rd of November in Tooley Street, London. Get in touch with Tessa if you'd like to come along!  Volunteers meet family members, who could be either young people or parents in the community. Volunteers are trained in listening skills and empathy and gradually build trust with the families they support, encouraging them to discuss the challenges they face. Many family members will not have been listened to or supported before and come to value ...
Location:
South East
Time commitment:
14-21 hours per week
About Bullying UK  Bullying UK, part of Family Lives, provides anti-bullying support and advice all year round to anyone experiencing or suffering the effects of bullying. We do this through our website, national support helpline, online resources and forums and through outreach in the community.  Description of role As a volunteer in the fundraising team within the Business Development department, you will play a crucial part in the running of our charity. The role is to assist the...
Location:
Home Based
Time commitment:
Our helpline changes lives  Our helpline volunteers offer support to families, carers and others on issues such as poverty, behavioural issues, problems with schools, relationship issues, family breakdown etc. We're looking for remote volunteer call takers, based in Essex. Are you good with technology? Do have a Laptop or PC, robust Wi-Fi and a confidential place to work at home? We will provide you with training to enable you to provide telephone information, advice, guidance and support...
Location:
South East
Time commitment:
To be discussed
You'll be supporting parents to access groups, parenting courses and community services, building one to one relationships with individual families, helping parents to find their own strength to build their confidence and skills; enabling them to support their families, achieve their goals and move forward positively. Training:  Training to start in June. Interested? For further information please contact the Area office 02380 557130 or email Hantsinfo@FamilyLives.org.uk/vickyr@famil...
Location:
South East
Time commitment:
zero hours
Would you like to join a dedicated and active team of Trustees who oversee the work of a leading family charity? We are a national charity looking for two new Trustees who share our values and are passionate about supporting parents, carers and families. In particular, we would like to hear from individuals with:• Experience of safeguarding and risk of harm issues within a professional context• Corporate experience• Political experience • Black/ ethnic mi...
Location:
Greater London
Time commitment:
4 hours per week
We are recruiting volunteers to support our callers to our National Helpline - Can you spare 4 hours a week?  Our Family Support volunteers provide empathic and non judgemental support to callers on a variety of issues including dealing with children's behavioural problems, family separation and divorce, depression, bullying and abuse etc. We now have volunteer vacancies in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. There are opportunity for weekdays, you can choose from a morning shift, ...
Location:
South East
Time commitment:
Mininum 4 hours per week
Would you enjoy helping families in need? We are currently recruiting Volunteer Family Support Workers to be part of a flexible team providing information, advice and guidance to families and friends affected by the imprisonment of a friend or family member. This role would suit those who could offer a minimum of 4 hours a week, are comfortable providing telephone support, have good IT skills and are confident using websites. If you think this is something that you might be interested in, then...
Location:
South East
Time commitment:
4 hours
This role provides an empathic, caring and informed response to callers to the helpline. Our free confidential helpline provides confidential support, guidance and information about any family issue. This is a diverse and challenging role – no two calls are the same and you have to be ready to deal with whatever issues are happening at the other end of the line. However, you receive full support from a staff supervisor and all our volunteers find the work rewarding, inspiring and fulfillin...
Location:
West Midlands
Time commitment:
To be discussed
In an exciting partnership with Coventry City Council, we are providing one-to-one support for families who are going through challenging times and need help to find a positive way forward. Volunteers visit the family once a week for six months, offering emotional support and a practical hand getting started with tasks. They help families in many ways; it might be support to find a family routine that works for them, or going with a parent the first time they attend a children’s centre. It...
Location:
Central London
Time commitment:
4 hours per week
Family Lives, a national charity providing parenting and family support, is running a new project in the London Borough of Westminster to support families through befriending support. If you can spend a few hours of your free time each week to get involved in your local community and build a friendship with a parent who is struggling to balance their family life, we really want to hear from you. Often, all people need to solve their problems is a listening ear, some positive support and a boost ...
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