We are looking for Home Support Volunteers to assist the families of the children who come to Helen & Douglas House. The needs of each family will vary but will include help around the home such as cleaning, ironing, and shopping or help in the garden, such as mowing, weeding and planting.
How do I get involved?
Home support volunteers are matched with individual Helen House families. The needs of each family will vary but volunteers generally help around the family home with light cleaning, ironing, gardening, shopping etc. Some volunteers may also help siblings with homework or play games.
Our families are based in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties – Buckinghamshire Wiltshire and Northamptonshire.
We are looking for commitment of 3-4 hours per week (including travelling time), for up to 18 months. Our families are often based in the counties surrounding Oxfordshire, so some travel may be required.
Main responsibilities and duties include:
- Regularly visiting a family to offer practical help in the home as requested by the family.
- Being a ‘listening ear’ where appropriate.
- Helping with light cleaning and tidying.
Experience and training:
We’re looking for someone who has the confidence to work on their own in a family home. Experience of working with children or families would be an advantage, but it’s not essential – full training will be provided (both face-to-face and online).