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Parent Champion Volunteer Role

Who are you?       

A parent or grandparent who lives in Slough and has used services such as the Children's Centres, Library or Parent & Toddler groups.

You will be a friendly confident person who has a passion for helping and encouraging Slough parents, carers, children and families. You will enjoy meeting and talking to the residents, providing them with relevant information. Your communication skills could include speaking an additional language or sign language. You will have a positive, can do attitude, excellent organisational skills and able to complete minimal paperwork.

What do you do?   

Promote the Family Information Service (FIS website), the Local Offer, 2, 3 & 4 year old funded early education opportunities alongside other support and services within Slough.

Where do you do it?

In the local Children's Centre area, nearest to your home address. You can visit Parent & Toddler groups, Libraries, Children's Centres, faith groups or the park; anywhere you can meet families.

When do you do it?

Up to 5 hours per week, working flexibly to fit in with your family circumstances.

How is it done?   

By promoting services, using the Family Information Service website, using leaflets alongside your knowledge & skills. Providing relevant information to families about services within Slough including activities or  funded early education opportunities for their children.

Why do you do it?  

Because you enjoy making  a difference to other families in Slough. This is through signposting and  giving them helpful and relevant information. For instance, did you know that Early Years funded early education improves education and life skills for children?

Through promotion of the Local Offer & Max card, families who have a child (0-25 years) with additional needs, are informed about services & support available to them within Slough, the surrounding areas or nationwide. 

What do you get out of it?

  • Enhance & learn new skills which will help  towards employment through the Volunteering Experience
  • Training such as: Parent Champion & Safeguarding Training
  • Level 1 Volunteer qualification. Attending a national conference.
  • Being part of a team attending regular supervision
  • Make new friends.
  • Job satisfaction as you helping people learn about services in Slough and enable them to access the support and services that they want.

Who to contact

Telephone
Sandra Watkins FIS Lead - 01753 476589 / 01753 476539
Sharon Hodge FIS I & A Worker - 01753 476589 / 01753 875345

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations