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Toddler group volunteer

Blackpool Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a local church that believes in making a difference in our local community. Our toddler group is for children aged between 0-4 years and their parents/carers. The group depends on committed volunteers who are passionate about showing hospitality and hope to families in our local community. Working alongside other volunteers, you’ll prepare the venue, welcome carers and toddlers to the group, support play and social interaction for children and fellowship for parents and carers, helping to make the toddler group a great place to be.

• Welcome parents, carers and their families to the group

• Work with other members of the team to provide facilities and resources to support play and social interaction for children and accompanying adults

• Assist in the smooth running of the group with tasks such as taking the register, setting up toys and tidying away, and providing basic refreshments

• Seek to connect families with other activities/support at The Salvation Army and signpost to support in the community as appropriate

• Follow safeguarding, behaviour management policy, data protection, equal opportunity and other guidelines

• Cooperate with staff and other volunteers and offer help and support

• Share good news stories and feedback ideas

• Communicate your availability with the group leader, including lateness and absences

What skills do I need?

• Friendly and welcoming manner to both young children and adults

• Good interpersonal and communication skills

• Calm in a busy environment, including young children

• Commitment to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults

• Ability to work as part of a team

• Ability to follow guidelines and direction from team leader

• Willing to work within the Christian ethos of The Salvation Army but respectful of people of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Volunteers would be required to arrive by 9.30 and available to stay until approximately 12noon

Where does this role take place?

The Salvation Army
Raikes Parade

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Register your interest
  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Children
  • Families
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Befriending
  • Details
  • Accessibility
    There are 6 steps to the ground floor of the building. We have a small lift but this is not suitable for mobility scooters.
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Reasonable travel expenses may be reimbursed by prior agreement
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    • Attend training induction • Safeguarding training session • Online basic volunteer training courses including mandatory courses in data protection and equality & diversity • Further training opportunities as necessary
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description
  • Application Process
  • Application Form
  • CRB Check
  • Informal Discussion
  • Interviews
  • References
  • Trial Period

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