Key Facts

  • Supporting parents in difficult situations to improve outcomes for their children and their family
  • Running in Greenwich, Southend-on-Sea and Waltham Forest
  • Volunteers supporting families with children at risk of neglect or harm

Volunteers Supporting Families is an effective programme, proven to reduce the number of children at risk of going into care. By preventing and de-escalating issues, our volunteers help struggling families to turn things around.

Volunteers, recruited from the local community, come from diverse backgrounds and receive extensive training.  They act as trusted mentors, providing consistent emotional and practical support to families in their homes every week for six months.  Volunteers tailor their support to the unique needs of each family, building on strengths and promoting resilience.

Support is overseen by our professional volunteer managers, who are embedded within the local authority’s children’s services team.  This ensures that interventions are seamlessly coordinated and flexible, adding value to professionally delivered services.

IF YOU WORK FOR A LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDER AND WANT TO FIND OUT MORE PLEASE EMAIL
LOUIS.BOYD@VOLUNTEERINGMATTERS.ORG.UK

Find out more about Volunteers Supporting Families in your area:

FOR GREENWICH CALL 0208 921 2008 OR EMAIL

gillian.burton@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

FOR Southend CALL 01702 534262 OR EMAIL

catherine.whitehead@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

FOR WALTHAM FOREST email us at:

chris.kelleher@VOLUNTEERINGMATTERS.ORG.UK

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

Royal Borough of Greenwich

Southend On Sea Council 

Waltham Forest Council 

COVID-19 Response Programme

Our COVID-19 Response programme includes projects operating on a local and national level, with new roles to support the community during the pandemic.

RESPECT – Call for volunteers

If you want to be involved in helping your community through the COVID-19 crisis, but are unsure how to get involved, this is your opportunity.  If you are 16-years and older and interested in making a difference, then contact us for more info using the form below.

Volunteers Supporting Families – Support Volunteer (Waltham Forest)

Due to COVID-19 we are still recruiting, but are operating remotely to maintain social distancing. Please get in touch with our team for more details.  Volunteering Matters latest response to COVID-19 Volunteers Supporting Families recruits, trains and matches volunteers to mentor and support families with children at risk of neglect or harm. This could be … Continued