Rainbow Trust

We are looking for volunteers to provide practical and emotional support to families in the Bournemouth area.

This role may include:

  • Accompany family to hospital appointments
  • Accompany family on outings
  • Participate in craft/play activities with children and families inside and outside the home
  • Listening to parents, children and young people
  • Provide practical support in the family home, including domestic help, cooking and recreational activities
  • Provide respite for the family.

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Ability to build relationships based on excellent communication and active istening skills
  • Experience of interacting with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Experience of interacting with children and young people
  • Ability to work with children and young people with complex health needs
  • Flexible and adaptable manner
  • Ability to empathise with families in stressful circumstances
  • Non Judgemental approach
  • Flexible approach with the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Warm, friendly and a sense of humour.
  • Car driver essential

All ages welcome from 18 onwards

This role is Monday - Friday and we ask that you are able to commit to approx 5 hours a week.

To find out more or to apply for this role please contact our volunteer team on 01372 220043 or volunteering@rainbowtrust.org.uk