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We hold regular training and social events for our team of volunteers. 

For information in Nottingham, please contact katew@familylives.org.uk or call her on 07715 375342.

In Coventry, contact Karen Bodger at karenb@familylives.org.uk or call her on 07885 361697.

Coventry Volunteer Visiting Service

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. By matching parents with a trained volunteer, we are able to give families support to work out their own solutions for a better future. All of our volunteers are vetted and fully trained – they are good listeners who don’t judge and help parents to achieve their goals. 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 can be assisting with filling in forms or making a family budget. Volunteers always help parents to engage with the Social Care teams that are supporting the family. In return, volunteers are supported by project staff and have regular supervision sessions as well as attending practice development groups with peers.

We are always looking for volunteers to join our team in Coventry. If you are interested, please email coventryadmin@familylives.org.uk or call 07885 361697 for an application pack and information on upcoming training courses.

If you are a professional or practitioner who would like to make a referral, please email coventryadmin@familylives.org.uk or call 07885 361697.