- Location: Across: Sutherland NSW, Sutherland NSW
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Family Services
2-4 hours per week.
- Wheelchair Access
Type of work
- Companionship & Social Support
- Working with Children Check *
- National Police Certificate *
Experience parenting or caring for young children, reliable, strengths-focussed, non-judgemental, friendly attitude.
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Volunteers with the Orana Early Support Project visit families who have been identified as being in need of support and who have at least one child aged 0-3 years.
We prioritise families with newborn babies, but work with families who need support for a variety of reasons. The volunteers help with caring for babies and children to provide parents with a break from caring responsibilities, offer non-therapeutic support to parents and families, and assist families in linking with community supports. Our volunteers work to improve the emotional health and well-being of parents and their children to help them to thrive.
Volunteers are matched with one family at a time, visiting between 2 to 4 hours once per week. Most families work with the service from 3 to 6 months and can receive support for up to 12 months. We require reliable, non-judgemental, committed volunteers who can focus on the clients’ strengths needs.
Our volunteers require a WWC and Police Clearance and must attend a 1-day training session as well be available for ongoing monthly training and/or group supervision sessions.