Family Drop-In Volunteer
When We Need You
From 24/02/2012 onwards
Get involved in all aspects of the Daisy Chain Early Years Project family drop-in for children 0-5 years and their parents including: playing with the children and helping build confidence in parents to get involved as well; striking rapport with, and supporting, parents; preparing healthy snacks; helping to set up and clear away after activities. Volunteers who have skills and experience and feel they would like to run a play activity would also be given this opportunity. We are also looking for volunteers for our Monday morning drop-in sessions, specifically for Romanian Roma children and their families. HOW DO I GET INVOLVED? If you are interested in this opportunity and would like more information, please get in touch using the details on this page, or complete the Register Interest form and we will get back to you. Alternatively please complete the application form, which can be accessed by pasting the following link into your browser and clicking on Daisy Chain Volunteer Application Form http://www.volunteerglasgow.org/?attachment_id=7109.
About Daisy Chain Early Years Project
The Daisy Chain Early Years Project is a brand new centre set up by CrossReach for young children (under 8 years) and their families in Govanhill. We provide a fun, safe and welcoming environment where parents and their children can relax, play and be supported with a range of issues. We aim to support parents, develop children's self esteem and confidence, support early literacy, decrease isolation of children and families and improve the health and wellbeing of children and their families. We provide play sessions with soft play, crafts, messy play and more. In addition, we will be providing storytelling sessions, parenting support and providing support for young families with arising issues such a those affected by substance abuse, post natal depression, or children with a parent in prison. The centre will involve and encourage the particpation of the children and parents in deciding what services they want and how to develop the centre for the future.
Skills & Experience
Experience of children and families would be ideal, but more importantly is the ability to empathise. Volunteers should be keen, enthusiastic, confident and have a genuine interest in children and supporting parents. Some cultural awareness of the Romanian Roma client group would be beneficial.
The Glasgow Elim Church 42 Inglefield Street GLASGOW G42 7AT
The age restriction is in place due to insurance requirements.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Interview, Police Check, References
Training and Induction Details
Volunteers will always be supported by a staff member. Full CrossReach training will be given, specific to the role.
Playschemes / Childrens Clubs
Travel expenses will be reimbursed on production of tickets.
Frequency & Commitment
Sessions are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am - 11.30am and 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Volunteers should be able to commit to a minimum of 1 session per week for a minimum of 3 months.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Glasgow Elim Pentecostal Church
42 Inglefield Street
Contact: Kenny Fulton
Tel: 0141 423 1250