North Somerset Children’s Centres offer support to families with children under 5 years of age. Volunteers are welcomed in Children’s Centres and the three local authority nurseries and are recognised for the added value they bring to the services provided.
As part of the service level agreement with North Somerset Council, VANS provides a part-time Volunteer Coordinator who has responsibility for recruiting new volunteers and supporting them into their roles. Working with Children’s Centre Leaders, Nursery Managers and key staff, the Volunteer Coordinator is able to support the Early Years team to develop volunteering in their settings.
The Volunteer Coordinator provides wrap around support to volunteers where additional needs are identified, putting safeguards in place, and managing expectations of Children’s Centre Staff, service users and the volunteers themselves.