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Volunteering programme

Who can become a volunteer?

 Anyone who:

  • has received Early Help services and wants to share their positive experience with other families
  • wants to become more active and give something back to the community
  • wants to gain experience of working with families alongside professionals to gain work.

What's in it for me?

 The whole volunteering experience can be very rewarding and can open doorways for career development working in partnership with the community.

Volunteering can:

  • be fun
  • develop friendship
  • be challenging
  • increase confidence and self-esteem
  • widen learning experiences
  • enable you to brush up on the skills you already have and learn new ones
  • be a step towards returning to learning or work if that is what you wish

 Volunteers will become part of the team, supporting the Children's Centre core business, volunteering their time and commitment for the benefit of families within the community without financial reward.

What next?

Firstly, contact and speak with a Children's Centre staff member to make sure that volunteering is what you want to do. Secondly, complete a volunteer registration form or ask the member of staff to complete this on your behalf then pass this to the Community Development Officer. An informal meeting will be arranged with you to complete barring and vetting procedures and to discuss volunteering roles.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact one of the Children's Centres below and ask for:

 Jill Healy - Community Development Officer                                 

Central Link Children's Centre
Westfield Street
St Helens
WA10 1QF

01744 673445

Parr Children's Centre
Ashton's Green Drive
Parr
St Helens
WA9 2AP

01744 671788