OPP OF THE DAY: Family Support Volunteer, Acorns Children’s Hospice

Based: Community (To be arranged) acorns
Essentials: This is a lone working role.

Aim of role:
To offer regular practical support within an Acorns family home. Your tasks will vary depending on the individual needs of your matched family.

– Training
– Regular support
– Making a difference in your local community
– New skills and experiences
– Out of pocket expenses

Timescales and commitment:
Minimum commitment – 6 Months
Average hour’s commitment per week – Regular commitment is necessary, hours to be agreed dependent of family needs and volunteer availability
Possible volunteering hours – Morning, afternoon, evening, weekends.

Essential skills and qualities:
Excellent communication skills
Friendly and approachable
None judgemental approach
Commitment to confidentiality
Confident in working with children and young people with life limiting/threatening conditions
Confident in working within the family home environment
Flexibility in responding to a variety of family situations
Ability to work within boundaries
Previous experience or current active interest in working with children and families (Can include on a personal basis)
Willingness to attend training arranged by the volunteer department

Desirable Skills:
Any practical home based skills would be an advantage

Desirable experience:
Working within the family home environment

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Louise Meehan
Volunteer Co-ordinator
Tel: 01922 422500
Email: louise.meehan@acorns.org.uk
Website: www.acorns.org.uk

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