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Help us protect, support and nurture the most vulnerable children

by Barnardo's

Be part of a team of Family Hub volunteers delivering activities for children and families.
Tasks include:
• Setting up group activities in advance and clearing away afterwards. This
might include organising the layout of the room, preparing resources and tidying the room after the group.
• Assisting children and young people to improve their self-confidence, develop social skills and build positive relationships.
• Role modelling positive behaviour and interactions during sessions.
• Collating and evaluating feedback from children, young people and
• Adhering to Barnardo's policies and procedures at all times, including
Barnardo's: Safeguarding; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Health &
Safety; Data Protection; Confidentiality; Recording policies and
• Participating fully in training and supervision.
• Volunteering within Barnardo's Basis and Values.

Organisation description

Barnardo's is a children's charity that protects and supports children and young people in the UK who need us. We help bring out the best in them.


Oldbury Family Hub
Tividale Street
Burnt Tree
DY4 7SD Tipton


Eve Baker
0121 555 6756


Please contact us to discuss any access requirements

Preferred skills

Reliable, punctual, and trustworthy.
Approachable and welcoming.
Passion, enthusiasm, compassion, understanding and having an open
minded approach.
Being passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, young
people and families.
Preferably have some experience of working with children, young people
and families.

Experience gained

Full induction and training.
Other training opportunities relevant to the volunteer role. Regular supervision and support.
Out of pocket expenses agreed in advance e.g. travel.
Access to the Barnardo’s internal vacancy listing.
Our volunteers tell us about lots of other benefits of volunteering,
including experience of working with children, young people and families;
experience for your CV; supporting your local community; meeting new
people; increasing self-confidence; feeling like you are making a
difference; improving your health and wellbeing; and a chance to
contribute to a worthwhile children’s charity.

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?


Minimum age


Age focus

  • Pre-school children
  • Primary School children
  • Secondary school age young people
  • Young adults

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends
  • Daytime


  • Mainly indoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity

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