Our Volunteer Practitioners
Our Volunteers come from all walks of life and all share our passion for wanting to help improve children’s emotional well-being. Without such a dedicated team of Volunteers we could not achieve all that we do.
We pride ourselves on providing an exceptionally high standard of training to those who wish to become volunteers for Time 4 Children. Our training is delivered one day a week for twelve weeks, amounting to sixty hours. Trainees who successfully complete the twelve days can then begin a supervised placement, initially supporting one child. After this, we expect our volunteers to commit to Time 4 Children for a minimum of one year. Our training does not allow volunteers to practise on their own outside of Time 4 Children.
Interested in training to become a Volunteer Practitioner?
Can you give 2 to 4 hours a week after completion of training?
You must be trustworthy; reliable; enjoy the company of children and have a good sense of humour.
You must be non-judgemental and respectful towards children from all walks of life and backgrounds.
You would be expected to adhere to our policies, confidentiality and privacy.
There is an application process: Email or call us first. You will then be required to complete an application form and provide two referees. After references have been received we are then in a position to offer an interview. Time 4 Children will carry out an Enhanced DBS Check.
We look for volunteers who can travel to East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and surrounding villages, therefore, a car or access to a car is essential.
Support is provided to children in their place of school, during school hours. After training it is vital to be able to support a child at the same time every week. Children feel safe and secure with consistency.
You will also be expected to attend one of two group supervisions every 4 to 6 weeks. One group supervision is held on a Monday Lunchtime in Burgess Hill and the other is held on a Wednesday evening in Haywards Heath