Volunteer

Our volunteers play an important role in our work in a range of ways. They provide support to children, young people and parents in our community as counsellors, mentors, and advisers; they support our teams with project work or administration; they raise money for us to continue our work; and they sit on our Trustee board. Their time and commitment help us to deliver the services that children, young people and their parents want and need.

If you are passionate about helping other people, supporting families, enriching the local community, giving something back and would like to share your skills and experiences or learn something new, then we would love to hear from you!

             

We always need new volunteers to join our teams so please get in touch.

What we are offering

We believe in supporting our volunteers and we hold Investing in Volunteers status. We offer:

  • Training, support and supervision
  • The opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people
  • Volunteering in an organisation which has Investors in Volunteers Accreditation
  • Working towards your 100 volunteering hours certificate
  • Travel and any relevant incurred expenses
  • Job references for you after six months volunteering with us

Volunteering with us is an opportunity for:

  • Career boost (employees who volunteered to learn new skills had benefited either by getting their first job, improving their salary, or being promoted).
  • New experiences
  • Learning or developing new skills
  • Socializing / Networking
  • Satisfaction / Sense of achievement
  • Increased self – esteem / Sense of purpose
  • Making positive difference

In return we ask you to:

  • Commit to volunteering with us for at least 6 months
  • Perform your volunteering role to the best of your ability.
  • Maintain the confidential information of the organisation and of its users.
  • Read and comply with EPC’s policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Attend any training relevant to your duties.
  • Act in a professional way whenever you represent EPC.
  • Raise any concerns at the earliest opportunity.
  • Give us as much notice as possible should you be unable to attend or carry  out your volunteer role with us anymore.

 

How to apply

If you would like more information call Renata Carlet (working hours Monday and Tuesday) on 020 8373 6246, or email renata.carlet@epandc.org.uk or complete our application form.

 

Feedback from current volunteers:

I thoroughly enjoy coming to EPC each week. Everyone is friendly, always willing to help and answer any questions I might have. It’s not just about the work we do though. I think it’s great that we lunch together and have a chat. In SENDIASS there is always plenty to do. The team is very busy and I love being able to provide support where I can. I certainly feel appreciated and valued for my contribution. You can take on as much responsibility as you like, with support if you need it. It is varied and can be complex. I have been on training courses and am always learning – about SEN processes, the implementation and impact of new legislation, gaps in my computer skills (which are many!).

I believe that EPC’s role in supporting families is particularly vital in this time of funding cuts. I like being able to help families who are experiencing difficulties, even if it’s just to listen. When a parent calls in, I can hear their frustration, sadness or anger and it feels good if that lifts when they learn that we can support them. It makes me feel I make a difference.

As an Enfield resident, I am finding it interesting to know more about the different communities who live here, the issues they face and about the local schools and council.

KP

I have had a lovely time at EPC and am sad to leave. Helen has been really supportive. She always has time for feedback and has given information about other training and resources to help…RH (counselling volunteer)
Valuable training both face to face and electronic. Very helpful and keen team. Welcoming and appreciative of volunteers.R S (Independent Support Volunteer)
I felt welcomed in the organization, which made me feel as I was one of the team. I can also say that I gained a lot of skills, knowledge and friendships within the Enfield Parents and Children organization.F N (Volunteer Admin + Receptionist)