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This opportunity is based in Scarborough which is quite far from Coventry!
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Coast and Vale Community Action, Scarborough

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Peep Family Workshops are a funded project from the Department for Education, working for Coast and Vale Community Action - based...

Family workshop assistant

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

We run family workshops throughout the community with parents/carers and pre-school children and babies. The sessions are fun, free and friendly and are open to anyone in the area. Sessions are based around learning within the home through story, song and play. If you have an interest in gaining experience within your community and with families and young children, this could be a great opportunity for you. Our office is based at The Street in Scarborough but we run sessions in Eastfield and Whitby as well. The role responsibilities include: • Welcoming families • Assisting with making refreshments • Assisting practitioners with setting up sessions ready for families to arrive • Helping in the running of the sessions and engaging participants through activities such as play, story and song times • Helping practitioners to clear up and pack down after the session has finished • To support our practitioners with any administrative tasks relating to the group, including attendance records and registration of new families Other • Adhere to good practice guidance, policies and procedures • Adhere to Coast and Vale Community Action policies and procedures • Maintain confidentiality at all times and comply with Data Protection procedures and guidelines • Participate in individual and group training opportunities relevant to the post and team objectives • Work towards the aims and ethos of Coast and Vale Community Action • Report any issues or concerns

Volunteers can commit to as little or as many sessions as they would like to. The role is subject to a DBS check, payable by the organisation and any travel expenses are reimbursed to the volunteer.

Hours per week


Hours details

Sessions are an hour with 15 minutes either side to setup and pack away. Volunteers can commit to as many sessions as they want to.

Training available

Safeguarding training Paediatric first aid


Scarborough & Whitby

DBS required?


Benefits to self

Gaining valid experience in working within the community, with families and with other staff and volunteers

Benefits to others

Volunteers are invaluable to us being able to run our sessions. We are only a small team of 3 staff so really require help at the sessions.

Transport details

Any travel expenses are reimbursed

Time commitment

1.5 - 6 hours a week


Regular support from colleagues. One to one supervision is also offered. There will always be a trained member of staff to lead every session.


We pay all travel expenses
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