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Offered by:
Caudwell Children
 
Location(s): Aspley, Basford, Berridge, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Castle, Clifton East, Clifton West, Dales, Hyson Green and Arboretum, Leen Valley, Lenton and Wollaton East, Mapperley, Meadows, Radford, Sherwood, St Ann's, Wollaton West, Outside of Nottingham City
 
Address where volunteering takes place: Nottingham  

How many places are on offer?

Several

Purpose of Role:

Caudwell Children are looking for volunteers to help with our Warm Homes project - 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.


Role Description:

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 (through Zoom and telephone calls during lockdown, though this will eventually move to home visits)
· 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. Providing practical and emotional support to families face to face
· 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

Fuel Poverty is an issue facing families nationwide, particularly during lockdown. 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.

 
Skills and Qualifications:

· 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
· Trust worthy and reliable
· Access to a vehicle desirable but not required

 
When required:

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Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:

18+

 
Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
 
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
 
How long before volunteer can expect a response?

1-2 days

How long to complete training and recruitment?

approx 1 month (4 training days)

 
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? Yes
 

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