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Volunteering Role:  Small Steps Big Change (SSBC) Volunteer.


Volunteers will assist Family Mentors to deliver the SSBC Family Mentor programme across Bulwell & Aspley. Volunteers will be supporting families to increase their confidence and ability in group activities such as Triple P, Active Play, Stay in Play, Songs & Rhythm, Birth, Bump & Baby, Infant Massage and Cook & Eat.


Volunteers role to include:

·         Help with the smooth running of group sessions

·         Welcoming families on arrival

·         Helping parents complete consent forms

·         Supporting children’s crèche activities

·         Becoming a ‘Family Buddy’ – Supporting parents to attend sessions

·         Telephone follow up contact with families.

·         Attending community events to showcase SSBC

·         Additional activities as role develops

Volunteer Family Mentors will show a commitment to:

·         The aims of Small Steps Big Changes.

·         Improving outcomes for children.

·         Working in a non-judgmental and inclusive way with all members of the community.

·         Be reliable.

·         Complete training as required and make use of skills gained.

·         Attend catch up meetings required with volunteer coordinator.

·         Ensuring the safeguarding of children.

·         Show commitment to supporting group sessions.


Volunteer’s travel costs will be covered/reimbursed when traveling to and from activities for SSBC.


- Being a parent and/or grandparent - Working with children - Being supportive - A good listener – Developing relationships.


Volunteers will be asked to complete a minimum of 2 hours a week volunteering Monday-Saturday between 9am-9pm.


Training will be provided to all volunteers to ensure they are fully prepared for their role. Volunteers will be required to attend induction training sessions.

-       Induction Training – Introductions to The HUBS, Groundwork Greater Nottingham and SSBC, Safeguarding, Health & Safety and completing expenses forms.

-       Additional Training – First Aid, Mentoring/Befriending.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check:

Volunteers will be required to complete a DBS check due to interaction with children on a regular basis. 


For more information please contact Richard Owen, Volunteer Coordinator, at or call 07771348655.