Family Support Volunteers

Family Support Volunteers

Organisation role · 1–5 hrs/Week
Flexible location
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Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
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The Rainbow Trust supports families with a seriously ill child. You can help by befriending children, doing practical tasks and / or giving emotional support.

Detailed description

Our volunteers support families in 3 main ways:

  1. Befriending and mentoring children both ill children and their siblings. Doing activities in the home, taking them out to activities and being someone to listen to them.
  2. Practical support. This can be cleaning, housework, gardening, DIY or supporting the family on trips to hospitals or the shops. Anything you can do that might be useful.
  3. Emotional Support. All our volunteers offer emotional support to the children they befriend or often to parents or carers when they meet them while doing practical tasks.

We will give you seven hours of training and lots of one to one meetings to discuss how ready you feel. We give you everything we think you need to undertake this role and you will decide when you are ready to start.

We visit you with the families so you know each other before the visits start. Once you start you'll receive supervision and support from our experienced Family Support Volunteers.

We also pay all expenses incurred as a volunteer including petrol / transport costs.

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
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About Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Rainbow Trust Children's Charity Supports families with seriously ill children throughout Gloucestershire. We support families through befriending and mentoring children, offering practical help and emotional support throughout. We also support ill children by visiting them in hospital or at home.
Our Family Support Workers support families but they can only do so much so we are looking volunteers who can help families cope with such a difficult situation.