CSV recruit for new Lambeth family support project

CSV longoCommunity Service Volunteers (CSV) is recruiting for volunteers in Lambeth to assist in its Volunteers supporting Families (VsF) project.

The project, funded by the Department for Education, matches trained volunteers to families that are in need of additional support. There are currently two schemes accepting applications; Volunteers in child protection and parent mentoring.

As one of seven new projects setup across the UK, VsF is set to work in partnership with Lambeth Council in line with the work carried out by Social Care Teams.

CSV is currently searching for volunteers that have the ability to inspire, understand the additional or complex needs faced, and offer emotional and practical support and mentoring to families within their community. Volunteers are expected to visit families one day a week for a minimum of six months, offering support through communication, agreed goals and accessing local services. CSV will provide the necessary training and support in this demanding role.

VsF project coordinator, Katie Grammer, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for anyone that wants to volunteer to make a positive difference to families across Lambeth. The skills and knowledge you will gain while volunteering with CSV are boundless. No matter what your level of experience or skill set, we would love to hear from you“.

Established in 1962, CSV is the UK’s leading volunteering and learning charity. Last year 150,000 were inspired by CSV to make a difference in their communities and over 5000 young people were helped by CSV to develop new skills and get on to the career ladder.

To find out more information go to www.csv.org.uk/supportingfamilies ; or email Lambethvsf@csv.org.uk.