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Barnardos is a children's charity that protects and supports the UK's most vulnerable children and young people. The...
Childrens Activity Support Group Helper
This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.
To support staff in the provision of activities and learning opportunities for children and young people at our baby and toddler time sessions across the Warwick District Children and Family Centres
The centres run a variety of sessions where children along with their parents/carers can come and enjoy playing and learning together in a safe environment.
Some of the key activities you would be supporting alongside staff with would be -
Help set up the room in preparation for the session
To support the member of staff to facilitate planned activities which could include messy play (painting/glueing) ,where parents need support with accessing resources, supporting story/singing time
To help welcome and settle families attending the group especially if it is their first visit
To help with preparation of healthy snacks/drinks
To help with the clearing up and tidying away at the end of each session.
Hours per week
Minimal 2 hours per week
The baby and toddler time sessions run weekly across the Warwick District Children and Family Centres , preferable would be a commitment of 2 hours per week but there can be flexibility for a volunteer who could only commit to i.e twice a month
Barnardos Volunteer Induction Training which includes -
Health and Safety
Equality, Diversity& Inclusion
Rgular support and supervision
Access to Barnardos elearning training programme
Lillington(Leamington Spa), Kingsway(Leamington Spa) and Westgate (Warwick)
Benefits to self
Volunteering can bring many benefits to you!
You can gain new skills, build your confidence, be part of a friendly & supportive team
Good for your mental health
Supporting the largest children's charity in the UK
Enriches your sense of purpose
Lowers stress levels
Can make you feel healthier
Benefits to others
Make a real difference to the local community
Helping families to connect with each other
Sharing your knowledge and experiences with staff, children /families
Supporting staff to deliver high quality services across the children and family centres
The 3 children and family centres are located across Leamington Spa and Warwick and some outreach provision in Kenilworth so any volunteer would need to be able to get to the centres , there is bus services that runs across the Warwick District for people that wouldn't have the use of a car.
We ask for a minimum of 3 months commitment
All volunteers will receive regular one to one support & supervision
Volunteers will be included and invited to team meetings/team away days
Volunteers will be kept updated and informed about local and national news/changes within Barnardos
Reasonable out of pocket expenses for lunch and travel are reimbursed to volunteers, these must be verified with receipts, tickets and if a volunteer drives mileage records and the volunteer must have business insurance on their policy as part of their car insurance to claim any expenses.
- People & CommunitiesChildren, Families, Young People