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Empowering Families Volunteer

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Location Warwickshire
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

As part of the Children and Families Change programme the service aim is to improve outcomes for children and families by offering one to one support to families who are struggling with various aspects of parenting and are being supported by Children’s Services, via either a child in need or child protection plan.

We are looking for Volunteers to support parents who are struggling and to encourage them to address difficulties and barriers, whilst helping them to build and restore relationships within their families.

Please see our feedback from our service users who have received support from our service:

"Thanks so much for all your support and friendly voice at the end of the phone. You have been amazing". 

"Sad to say have to say goodbye but i understand. My volunteer is really amazing and has really helped. She understands and has been such a positive person in our families life". 

As a volunteer you will do this by:

  • Offering support to parents whilst professionals addresses safeguarding concerns
  • Empowering parents to feel in control of their situation
  • Supporting and empowering parents to raise self-esteem
  • Ensuring that parents feel listened to and respected
  • Supporting parents to gather the tools to be able to deal with any similar issues in future


You do not need any special qualifications, but we are looking for dedicated people over the age of 18 who are able to commit to 1-2 hours per week to meet and support parents.

This is a worthwhile opportunity where you will make a positive difference to the life of families across Warwickshire and become part of a leading national children's charity whilst gaining valuable experience.

An interview and selection process including an enhanced DBS check, references and a digital risk assessment are required for this role. Please have a look at the role description below, which explains more about the skills needed for this role and the duties involved.

To apply, please click on the apply button at the top of this page where you will be asked to upload a CV and complete a very short application form.

If you have any questions, or if you need any help applying, please contact Carrie Carter - carrie.carter@nyas.net or 07484020468

Further feedback from our service users:

"I know how to deal with my oldest daughter now a lot better. The volunteer is willing to help with anything, she always asks what is going on and what she can help with. She listened to me a lot and boosted my confidence in going out". 

"Parent spoke positively about the support she has received from her WEF volunteer during their conference. The volunteer sat with the parent throughout the meeting and provided appropriate support. She also agreed to continue supporting the mother after which the mother was receptive to".

As an established leading rights-based charity, NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service) is well positioned to ensure that children, young people, and adults across England and Wales are fully respected, represented, and supported in expressing their views and having their rights upheld.

We work with care-experienced children, young people, and adults who are often reliant on statutory services suffering the negative impact of the cuts in public expenditure. Our combination of social care and legal services places us in a unique position to ensure that they receive the services they need and that their voices are heard.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment which means NYAS welcomes applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or belief, or any other protected characteristic.

NYAS is proud to share that we are a Disability Confident Employer and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies.

Work with us to help change young lives.

Make a difference

Meet new people

Learn new skills

Gain valuable work experience

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At NYAS we listen to what children and young people want, care about what they say, and empower them to get their voice heard.

We ensure their wishes and feelings are expressed and acted upon to improve their situation and help them build a better future. We will never stop in our efforts to influence, lobby, and campaign to bring about positive changes and ensure children's and young people's rights are upheld.

  • Every child and young person has the right to be heard.
  • Every child has a right to feel safe.
  • Every child has the right to be involved in decisions made about them.

  • Collaborative 

    We work closely with colleagues and partners to deliver an outstanding service to the children and young people who need us.

    Accountable

    We are open, transparent, and accountable, taking responsibility for what we do.

    Respectful

    We value and respect each other and the people we work with, embracing diversity and nurturing trust.

    Empowering

    We listen to children and young people when they are not being heard, inform them of their rights and empower them to change their lives for the better.

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