Home-Start Portsmouth is a voluntary organization which offers free support to families with a least one child under 5 in the PO1 - PO6 area. It works in partnership with other agencies and organizations to give children the best start in like that is possible, including a Ready for School programme and parent mentoring.
Portsmouth Parent Board represents the views of local parents and carers, and helps to shape services for children and families in Portsmouth.
To volunteer with us you need to:
Have at least one child aged 0-19 (-25 with SEND)
Live in Portsmouth
Have an awareness of issues facing a range of local families
Have good links with local communities
Be passionate about positive change for families in the city
Be able to commit 5-10 hours per month
The role is quite varied and partly depends on your own personal interests and skills; activities you may be asked to be part of include:
Attending board meetings, consultations and events
Actively engaging with local community groups and schools
Taking notes and feeding information to other boards and professionals and to the communities where you are active
Representing the views of parents in your local area at strategic meetings
Some benefits to volunteering with the Portsmouth Parent Board include:
Being in the know about changes to services as they happen
Influencing strategic decisions that affect local children and families
Being part of a supportive team of like-minded parents and carers
Building and developing a range of useful skills
We are looking for a range of different skills and these could include:
Communication with a wide range of people
Confidence to speak and to ask questions / challenge in a formal environment
A supportive and non-judgmental attitude and approach
An ability to work as part of a team and take direction
- Limited Physical Access
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 10/06/2020
End Date: 25/02/2022
This opportunity is available Countywide.
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