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Barnardo's - Gloucester, Forest and Stroud Targeted Family Support Service provides targeted Family Support Service for children pre-birth to 11yrs and their families. Providing outreach services ...

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Group Helper for Messy Play Group Sessions at The Lighthouse Children's Centre

Group Helper for Messy Play Group Sessions at The Lighthouse Children's Centre

Organisation role · 3–4 hrs/Week
Linden Rd, Gloucester GL1 5JA, UK
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Barnardo's - Gloucester, Forest and Stroud Targeted Family Support Service
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Summary

Come and enjoy some messy play fun by volunteering at our Messy Play Group at The Lighthouse Children and Family Centre, Linden Road, Gloucester.

Detailed description

We are looking for volunteers, with a passion for making a difference in children’s lives, a fun and approachable attitude and an ability to engage children and their families in worthwhile and enjoyable activities.

Help and support our Group Facilitator, children and their carers on a Monday morning by:

• Helping to set up group activities in advance and clearing away afterwards. This might include preparing refreshments/snacks, organising the layout of the room, preparing resources, and tidying the room after the group.

• Sharing knowledge and experience about parenting and offering positive solutions to difficult circumstances.

• Providing a listening ear and emotional support to parents in problematic situations.

• Assisting children and families to improve their self-confidence, develop social skills and build positive relationships.

• Role modelling positive behaviour and interactions during sessions.

• Collating and evaluating feedback from children and parents.

• Welcoming new members to the group and helping them to settle into the group environment.

• Helping to build socially inclusive groups service users feel safe to attend and able to participate fully.

• Creating a welcoming and non-judgemental environment for groups to take place.

• Engaging children and families in fun activities during groups, which might include messy play, outdoor activities, positive play.

• Encouraging parents to play and engage with their children, to help empower them to achieve better outcomes for their children.

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Barnardo's - Gloucester, Forest and Stroud Targeted Family Support Service

Barnardo's - Gloucester, Forest and Stroud Targeted Family Support Service provides targeted Family Support Service for children pre-birth to 11yrs and their families. Providing outreach services through an integrated approach with wider agencies to identified vulnerable families.

We exist to create a world in which no child is turned away from the help they need.