Family Lives works around the clock, transforming the lives of families, supporting parents and making happier relationships, happier families and a stronger society.
What do our volunteers do?
Our Befriending Volunteers support families who are going through difficult periods. They visit the parents in their homes or in a community setting and provide a sounding board by listening, supporting and sometimes signposting them to other services. By building supportive one to one relationships they help parents to build confidence and skills, achieve goals and move positively forward.
What we offer you…
• An opportunity to develop experience for CV and references.
• Experience of working in a professional, friendly team.
• Structured personal development and skills training.
• Satisfaction in making a real and difference to families who are struggling.
• Flexible hours.
• An opportunity to pursue an accredited qualification.
• Reasonable travel and lunch expenses
About Family Lives…
Family Lives is a national charity that works for and with parents and families. We recognise and value the different types of families that exist and make innovative and accessible services available to them. We believe that it is normal for all families to have difficulties from time to time and we provide free, non-judgmental support. In Nottingham we deliver a Volunteer Befriending service for families in need of support funded by Nottingham City Council.
Our next training takes place at Playworks, Alfred Street North, Nottingham, over 3 days…
9.30am – 3pm on 4th, 9th and 11th May.
What our volunteers have said…
‘’ It feels a real privilege that someone can talk to you, trust you and share what’s happening in their lives.’’
‘’ Befriending has helped me understand things from another person’s life as well as learning more about my own.’’
‘’ Learning to listen actively is hard, but when you can it’s amazing and can help others to make good decisions.’’
“Volunteering is so rewarding – it makes you feel good that you are helping and supporting someone else to make a difference.’’
We’d love to hear from you! To find out more, please contact Neil by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kate for a chat on 07715 375 342
Take a look at how our befriending service works…