About this role
Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) courses are led by local parents who have completed our accredited EPEC training. You will be fully trained, supported and supervised to deliver the EPEC Being a Parent course to local parents who are interested in giving their children the best possible start in life.
What is the time commitment?
This role is for 5 hours per week approximately. Minimum commitment for 6 months.
Who will you be helping?
EPEC Parent Group Leaders help families gain the skills to give their children the best start in life.
You will be helping local parents to learn practical communication skills for everyday life and bring up confident and happy children.
What difference will you make?
Volunteering at a parenting group makes a big difference to the families attending. You will be supporting parents to connect with themselves, their child, and with other parents.
Your input will allow more parents to attend our groups.
Parenting can be challenging and everyone needs a little help at times. Providing parents with support and guidance can build their knowledge and confidence. This has a positive impact on the parents’ own wellbeing, and on the wellbeing of their child.
Who are we looking for?
Family Action is committed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in all we do and welcome volunteer applications from all sections of the community.
This role will particularly suit people who:
- Are compassionate.
- Want to support other parents in a fun and exciting group setting.
- Have a friendly and approachable manner.
- Can work well as part of a team.
- Understand the importance of confidentiality.
- Can communicate sensitively with parents/carers.
- Are enthusiastic, committed, trustworthy and reliable.
- Are supportive and non-judgmental.
- Are ready to learn new skills.
What's in it for you?
You will receive full training, support and supervision to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to be confident in this role. Other benefits include:
- Making a difference to the lives of people in your community.
- Support and guidance from project coordinator including 1-1 and group supervision.
- Regular training and development opportunities.
- Opportunity to improve future employment prospects.
- Develop new skills; increased confidence and self-esteem.
- Opportunity to build a portfolio of your training, skills, experience and qualities.
- Being part of a team and becoming a part of Family Action, a national charity with more than 150 years of experience supporting families.
All Family Action volunteers receive full training and access to ongoing supervision and support as long as they are in the role.
How can you find out more?
Click the 'I'm interested' button below to give us your contact details and a member of staff will be in touch with more information about the role and how to apply. They will be also be happy to answer any questions you may have about volunteering with us.