Volunteers needed

An exciting opportunity to volunteer with the North East Surrey Family Support Programme

The North East Surrey Family Support Team operates in the Boroughs of Epsom and Ewell, Elmbridge and Spelthorne.

They are recruiting volunteers to support families who experience challenges such as low school attendance, unemployment, domestic abuse, isolation etc.  They also work with newly arrived Syrian Refugees and would welcome applications from volunteers who speak Arabic.

All volunteers will be given training to enrich them with the skills and knowledge needed to support families.  They are looking for people aged over 18 who are willing to carry out any of the following:

Social support

  • providing an extra pair of hands such as helping children with reading, homework or playing games
  • helping a parent to manage outings during the school holidays
  • providing support on hospital visits or occasional shopping trips

Befriending support

  • providing companionship to a sibling by taking them to the cinema or park
  • providing a listening ear for a parent

Practical support

Examples might include help with:

  • gardening
  • decorating
  • ironing
  • driving a family member to the hospital or the shops
  • helping to pack boxes when moving home

Volunteers might want to volunteer just every so often or more regularly such as a few hours every week, fortnight or month.