Wiltshire charity seeks volunteers to help vulnerable families
3:24pm Friday 1st November 2013 in Latest News
Action for Children’s Wiltshire Families First service is looking for volunteers to help it provide essential support to the county’s most vulnerable families.
The service, which is commissioned by Wiltshire Council and run by children’s charity Action for Children, offers one-to-one support to help children, young people and their families.
It aims to help families deal with problems to prevent them from escalating into more serious issues, such as substance misuse, domestic violence or mental illness.
The service is currently seeking volunteer drivers to help transport the families to their groups each week; family support volunteers to visit certain families and give emotional support; and allotment volunteers who can help with the service’s forthcoming gardening skills project.
Esther Schmidt, children’s services manager at Wiltshire Families First, said: “Volunteers are vitally important in our work and we hope that local people will want to give up a small amount of time to really help the lives of local children, young people and their families who need a bit of support to get back on their feet.
“If you’d like to volunteer and have your own car, allotment space, gardening skills or even if you’re just willing to listen to someone talk over their problems, we’d be happy to hear from you.”
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Janet Miller at Action for Children on (01225) 769399.
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