Role and Opportunity Details (to apply for this role you must be aged 18+)
Parent/Carer Panel Volunteers
Are you a parent/carer?
Are you passionate about shaping services for families in Wigan?
We are looking for parents and carers to join our Family Hub parent/carer panel to share your experiences and have a voice about Family Hub development in your area.
What is the Family Hub parent/carer panel?
The parent/carer panel is where parents and carers work together with local service leads and commissioners to help design, deliver and evaluate services.
Who can be involved?
We would love to hear from you if you live in the Wigan and Leigh area and are either currently expecting a baby, a parent or carer of a child 0 to 19 years old, or a child up to 25 years old with a special education need or disability. We want to hear from a diverse group of parents and carers to ensure we have different voices heard from our community. You do not need any previous experience.
What will I have to do?
As a member of the parent/carer panel, you will be kept up to date about developments across the Family Hub network, you may also be asked to:
- Share personal knowledge and experiences of services.
- Take part in meetings, workshops and other projects to help shape the way services are run in your area.
- Complete surveys and on occasion, help to design surveys for others to complete.
Where and when will the meetings be held?
We know parents and carers are busy, so as a group we will find a time that works for as many of the group as possible. We will try to make meetings accessible, they will either be at your local Family Hub, a community setting or virtual.
Why should you join?
You could make a real difference in your local Family Hub for you and your child. You will be given the opportunity and environment to share your thoughts and ideas and be a voice for your local community.
There will also be preparation activities including access to any free training opportunities that will assist you in your role as a panel member.
Specific Skills Required
Full training provided.
Benefits of Volunteering with this organisation
- The role allows you to make a real difference in evaluating services across your community.
- Full training and regular support / supervision is provided.
Level of commitment required
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity.
Date(s) / Time(s) Required
Volunteer Opportunity Number
VO10378 (please make a note of this ‘VO’ number if applying for this role).