Health Volunteer

Role Name: Healthy Child Champion

What does this involve?:

Healthy Child Champions support school nurses to weigh and measure children in schools in accordance with the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP).

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) measures the height and weight of children in Reception class (aged 4 to 5) and year 6 (aged 10 to 11), to assess overweight and obesity levels in children within primary schools.

NB. Health volunteering opportunities are currently limited due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Skills Required:

  • An interest in healthy lifestyle issues and a passion for enabling children to get the best start in life
  • A non-judgemental, caring and friendly approach
  • Good communication skills and the ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Acceptance and understanding towards people from different social, religious, ethical and cultural backgrounds

Frequency/ commitment of the role

Volunteers should be willing to formally volunteer for at least one session per month. Times and days may vary based on location.

Training

In preparation for taking on the Healthy Child Champion role, you will complete a 3 week induction course (3 x sessions lasting 2 hours each). This is in addition to any volunteer training processes required by the host organisation.

Development

Once qualified, Healthy Child Champions may be interested in exploring other opportunities within the Starting Well partnership including Admin support in Family Hubs, Parenting Peer Support or delivering a community hub group.

Other details

Before becoming a volunteer, you will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check (if you do not already have one in place which is registered on the DBS Update Service website).

You can expect to receive regular support and supervision when carrying out your volunteer role including a comprehensive induction before you start.

 

Role Name: Child Health Clinic Champion

What does this involve?:

Child health clinic champions support health visitors who work to ensure that children and families have a positive start in life.  Assisting in antenatal clinics and child development checks you will have an interest in helping families to improve future health outcomes.

NB. Health volunteering opportunities are currently limited due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Skills Required:

  • A passion for supporting families and children to have the best start in life
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of the local community
  • Good communication skills and the ability to relate well to children and adults
  • The ability to work as part of a team

Frequency/ commitment of the role:

Volunteers should be willing to formally volunteer for at least one session per month. Times and days may vary based on location.

Training:

In preparation for taking on the Child Health Clinic Champion role, you will complete a 3 week induction course (3 x sessions lasting 2 hours each). This is in addition to any volunteer training processes required by the host organisation.

Development:

Once qualified, Child Health Clinic Champions may be interested in exploring other opportunities within the Starting Well partnership including Admin support in Family Hubs, Parenting Peer Support or delivering a community hub group.

Other details:

Before becoming a volunteer, you will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check (if you do not already have one in place which is registered on the DBS Update Service website).

You can expect to receive regular support and supervision when carrying out your volunteer role including a comprehensive induction before you start.

Redditch and Bromsgrove

Worcester and Malvern

Wyre Forest

Wychavon, Pershore and Evesham