As a Family Friend, you can help parents/carers to increase the stability of their lives, their home environment and their parenting, in order to improve the wellbeing of their children.
The Family Friend role is very flexible and enables you to offer support according to your skills, interests and availability.
Moral support and encouragement to parents/carers in difficulty.
Parenting support and development of parenting strengths for struggling parents/carers.
Practical help, such as babysitting or providing transport either in direct contact with the parents/carers in difficulty or as support for Host Families.
Sharing helpful information about parenting or supporting parents/carers in accessing services that they need.
Advocating with/for families if they need help voicing their concerns or needs to other agencies.
To start the ball rolling you can simply fill in the volunteer application form online here.