About this role
By promoting our work, raising awareness, and distributing information about our service, volunteers in this role will ensure that we reach can reach and support more people in our communities.
What is the time commitment?
This role is for 3 hours per week approximately. Minimum commitment for 12 months.
Who will you be helping?
Our volunteers work with us to help us reach more individuals and families, and ensure that our limited resources are used to support those with the greatest need.
What difference will you make?
Our volunteers help us get the word out about our service. Often those who would most benefit from our work are those who are least likely to hear about it. They may be people who are very isolated and don’t know that there is help available, or it may be that they are simply too busy dealing with the pressures of everyday life to look for support.
By working with us to increase the visibility of our services and help us engage with people in need of support, you will help more people access our service and get the support they need.
Outreach volunteers will work with our staff team to increase referrals to our social prescribing service for those that face barriers to accessing the service . Social prescribing is about giving those who are experiencing low mood, anxiety or isolation access to activities, social groups, services and advice based on their needs and interests. The aim is to improve overall sense of wellbeing, which in turn can often have a positive impact on health. It does not replace the medical role a GP plays but is an addition to the service they provide.
Who are we looking for?
Volunteers in this role are usually people who already have connections in the communities we want to reach, and have an understanding of the challenges people face as well as insight into how a service like ours could make a positive difference to their lives.
We welcome applications from volunteers from all walks of life, with a variety of life experiences, including men and women from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and LBGTQIA+ communities.
This role would suit people who:
- Have experience of, or an interest in community work
- Are passionate about improving outcomes for local people
- Can demonstrate commitment, reliability and consistency
- Are good communicators and relationship builders
- Can speak another community language (helpful but not essential)
What's in it for you?
Family Action volunteers tell us that volunteering with us can be challenging at times, but it’s also very rewarding. Many volunteers also report that volunteering has helped them:
- Develop more confidence
- Build skills for work
- Improve their computer skills
- Make connections in their communities
- Get used to working in an office environment
- Learn more about working in Social Care
- Feel like they are making a positive difference.
All Family Action volunteers receive full training and access to ongoing supervision and support for as long as they are in the role.
How can you find out more?
You may like to chat with a member of staff about whether this is the right role for you, or you may be ready to apply right now.
Either way, just click the ‘I’m interested’ button below to leave your contact details and a member of staff will be in touch to discuss your next steps in becoming a Family Action volunteer.