Family Support Volunteer (HVC - 1026)

We are looking for volunteers to assist our Essex based family support team supporting families at home, in hospital and in the community.

This role could involve:

Social support for siblings e.g. helping with homework, supporting interests and play/craft activities
Participating in craft/play activities with children and families both inside and outside the home
Accompanying families to hospital appointments
Providing practical support in the family home, including domestic help, cooking and recreational activities 

This role could also include some independent working.

We are particularly looking for volunteers who would be available to provide after-school support from 3pm onwards.


Use of your own car is essential

We are looking for :

An excellent communicator who can build relationships with children and young people

Experience of interacting with people from a wide variety of backgrounds

Experience of interacting with children and young people

Confidence in working with children and young people with complex health needs

Ability to empathise with families in stressful circumstances

Non Judgemental, warm friendly and with a sense of humour

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Posted for

Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Posted by

Havering Volunteer Centre

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  • Disability
  • Families and Parenting
  • Young People


  • Driving
  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Age restrictions
    Over 18
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
    Long term commitment required to make the most of the training provided

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 13/04/2022 - 31/12/2023

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve

All welcome from 18 years onwards. Due to the geographical area, we are looking for volunteers who are able drive and have their own transport. You will need to be available once a week or once a fortnight on weekdays during day time hours. We are also in need of volunteers who can provide school support from 3pm onwards

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