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Redbridge Childrens Centres Baby Bank & Toddler Clothes Bank

LB Redbridge: Children's Centres

We are looking for passionate people to volunteer with us for our new Baby Bank & Toddler Clothes Bank. We are helping families in Redbridge who are facing hard times or a crisis.

We collect and provide baby/toddler essentials like nappies, wipes, clothes, books, toys and pushchairs. We don’t receive any funding for the Baby/ toddler Banks and rely solely on donations from the local community to support our work.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Receiving the donations, sorting through items and storing them safely
  • Contribute to a non-judgemental, safe space and support families emotional wellbeing where needed
  • Listen to the needs of families and help them find items they require
  • Introducing families to new opportunities and activities through sign posting to local services and within the Children's Centres
  • To champion a co-production approach with families, other volunteers and staff
  • To comply with Redbridge Diversity & Equality Policy and our Ethical Policy in every aspect of volunteering and positively promote the principles of these policies amongst colleagues, service users, volunteers and other members of the community.
  • To comply with Redbridge Health and Safety Policy, Data Protection Policy and to protect your own and others’ health, safety and welfare

Benefits to the volunteer

  • An excellent opportunity to develop new and existing skills
  • The opportunity to gain experience in Children’s Centres
  • The chance to be at the heart of your local community, meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team
  • Training, support and references

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, experience and qualifications

  • Organised and proactive
  • Friendly, empathic and non-judgmental attitude
  • An understanding of working with vulnerable families
  • Effective communication skills, confident speaking to a diverse range of people and an active listener
  • Able to work in a confidential environment
  • A strong team player
  • Need own mobile phone
  • You need to be 18+

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Volunteers can choose AM or PM which is flexible. Ideally looking for volunteers to give at least 4 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.

Where does this role take place?

22 Jaffe Rd

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Liston Way
Woodford Green

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Register your interest

We limit the number of roles you can initially express an interest in to 3 opportunities. Please only register an interest in 3 roles maximum.

  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Children & Young People
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Befriending
  • Customer Service and Reception
  • Practical Support
  • Application Process
  • Application Form
  • Informal Discussion
  • References
  • Trial Period
  • Support provided
  • Induction provided
  • Training provided
  • Written role description
  • Organisation Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Other Information
  • Accessibility - additional information
    Wheelchair accessible, Accessible toilet facilities, Induction loop, Voice to text software, Information in alternative formats.
  • Are there any age limits?
  • DBS checks - additional information
  • Expenses - additional information
  • Recruitment Process - additional information
    Email expression of interest. Online application. Informal interview. Volunteering ‘taster’. Trial period. References required.
  • Role is exempt from Ex offenders Act 1972
  • Support Provided - additional information
    Volunteer handbook, Induction, Named supervisor, Regular supervision. Those with additional support needs will be supported by Children’s Centres staff team Minimum length of service before references can be provided: 6 months. 4 Hours per week.
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
    Celebration event, Volunteer awards
  • Transport Info (nearest station / bus stop)
    Peabody Toddler Clothes Bank bus route: 169. Orchard Baby Bank bus route: 179
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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