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Family Support Volunteer (Warm Homes)

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Caudwell Children
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Published 3 months ago

Are you a reliable, dedicated and empathetic person who wants to volunteer with families?

Caudwell Children are looking for Disability Energy Champion Volunteers to help with our Warm Homes project- a funded project across several UK cities, supporting the parents/carers of disabled children in their own home, to provide the family support that they need and to help families to address energy efficiency and affordability, a huge step towards transforming the lives of disabled children.


Responsibilities include:

·      Providing practical and emotional support to families face to face on a weekly basis via Zoom/Teams and telephone calls

·      Learning to understand the specific needs of families with disabled children

·      Assisting the charity to expand its reach to families with disabled children in the UK.

·      Delivering essential services to help ensure homes are warm and efficiently heated

·      Assisting in conducting personalised home surveys, and providing a combination of information and support to understand energy bills, energy improvements and reduce energy costs


Person Specification

·      Professional individual

·      Empathetic with the ability to liaise with families in need

·      Excellent telephone manner and clear communication skills

·      Ability to provide advice to families in a professional and objective manner

·      Trustworthy and reliable

·      Access to a vehicle desirable but not required


Fuel poverty is an issue facing families nationwide. If you’re looking to gain some experience working with families, energy expertise, and research, administration, and communication skills, please apply.



Suggested commitment of 6-12 months – full training and support provided. 

Are you a reliable, dedicated and empathetic person who wants to volunteer with families?

Caudwell Children are looking for Disability Energy Champion Volunteers to help with our Warm Homes project- a funded project across several UK…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United Kingdom
Associated Location
Caudwell International Children's Centre Keele Science & Innovation Park, Innovation Way, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle ST5 5NT, UK

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