If you have any spare time and would like to get more involved with the work that the Family Support Team do, perhaps you could consider volunteering with the Association.
There are 2 areas of work that you could get involved with:
1) Direct Service User Contact Participation in Family Groups.
For example: Working directly with children, painting/playing games/doing activities/gardening etc.
Participation in Adult Service Users Group.For example: Organising activities, Video & DVD nights/ Planning outings/ Gardening / Planning Programmes / Speakers for future meetings etc
Participating in Children's Activity Days. For example: Helping children paint pictures/ design objects, Christmas parties etc.
Participate in specific projects For example: Healthy Living / Health-check Project (depending on skills and experience)
2) Indirect Service User Work
Assist Family Support Team to collate and organise information for distribution to Service Users
Putting together information packs for service users
Participating in mail shots
Organising environment for events e.g. Service User Groups / Professional Conferences
Setting up seating arrangements for participants
Layout of activity space/room
Assist setting up of any equipment required
Clearing away area at end of day
If you would like to volunteer or require further information please contact the Family Support Team on 01236 794515 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org