Stay and Play Group Volunteer - Colchester

We are looking for a volunteer to support our Stay and play parent and toddler session for families with a child under 5.

 In the group Families are empowered to support their child’s development through play experiences that are planned using EYFS.  We aim To provide an inclusive service enabling families to socialise and have fun together in a safe environment.  This group is held weekly on Tuesday mornings.

In this volunteer role you will support Barnardo's Staff in the running of sessions with service users and their children (aged 0-5 years).  You will be expected to help support staff to set up and put away play equipment/activities for the session,  welcome and interact with families and their children, provide a listening ear and signpost to other suitable groups and help make the session a positive and enjoyable experience for everyone.


A full induction and training programme is provided for all volunteers, with support from staff and your volunteer co-ordinator throughout the time you volunteer for us. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, gain new skills, build confidence and become a valued member of the Barnardo's Children's Centre team.


An understanding of children's needs and an ability to relate to children and their families. Good communication and interpersonal skills and a willingness to work as part of a team. Reliable and willing to help and with an enthusiasm to support children and their parents.

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  • Children
  • Families and Parenting
  • Young People


  • Creativity
  • Supporting Charities
  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 19/10/2018 - 19/10/2019

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve


The Oak Tree
St Anne's Communtiy Centre
Harwich Road

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