Parent Champion Volunteer  with Gloucestershire Rural Community Council (VG) (Ref: 1095)
Opportunity picture
The Parent Champions Project is now in its third year and one of its main aims has been to help families understand what childcare options are available to them. Word of mouth is such a positive tool, so parents talking to other parents about what help they may be entitled to has proved very beneficial. The project is now expanding and will be working with Adult Education and Health, as well as continuing to support parents with early years’ opportunities for their children.

Volunteers will

• talk to parents and carers about exciting opportunities with Adult Education and access to training;

• tell families about local activities in their community;

• support parents to take their children to an early years’ childcare setting;

• talk to parents at activity groups in children’s centres and other places in the community.
What are they looking for?

They are looking for parents or grandparents who

• have at least one hour a week spare to help them;

• are good at talking and listening to other parents;

• have good communication skills and feel confident approaching and speaking with others;

• get along with other people and understand their world.


There are no specific qualifications required for this role. However, volunteers should feel confident approaching and speaking with others.

Application Form, DBS Check, Interview, References required

Parent Champion volunteers will receive full training to explain what the project entails, as well as training in developing communication skills, enhancing skills in engaging with parents and safeguarding for children and young people.

There will be regular 1-2-1 support and guidance with the Project Coordinator and monthly meetings to share experiences with other Parent Champions, gain new and up to date training and to discuss next steps.

There is the opportunity to undertake a professional training programme to gain new skills to use for future employment, including a certificate and ceremony at the end of the project, as well as receiving up to date training on Mental Health First Aid and Making Every Contact Count (MECC).

When: From 30/06/2016 to 01/07/2017, Mornings/Afternoons, Mon-Fri
Age requirements: Over 18

Community House, 15 College Green, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LZ

About Gloucestershire Rural Community Council (VG)
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Gloucestershire Rural Community Council (GRCC), established in 1923, is part of a network of 38 rural councils across England.

GRCC is dedicated to enriching the lives of people living in Gloucestershire by empowering rural communities to make the best decisions for themselves, and by supporting a range of rural activities.

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