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Barnardo’s Hampshire Healthy Families Volunteering Roles


Barnardo’s has a number of Hampshire Healthy Families volunteering roles. If you are interested, staff will discuss the different activities available and look at what interests you most:

  • Healthy Families Volunteer:The Healthy Families service is looking for enthusiastic and creative volunteers to support project staff and health visitors to deliver services and activities to children, parents and carers. You could help run a Ready Steady Mums group (a buggy walking group), support Knowing Us groups (peer support group for mums who have experienced low mood or anxiety after the birth of their baby), or help run health roadshows and other relevant activities provided by Healthy Families that promote healthy outcomes for children across Hampshire.
  • Health Clinic Activity Volunteer:Clinic volunteers support health visitors and families during clinic sessions – for example, breastfeeding clinics, baby and child ‘weigh and play’ clinics, etc.
  • Community Befriender:Community befriender volunteers support parents, carers and families in the community who may find it difficult to access health services, groups and activities in their local community.  For example, you may meet someone outside a toddler group, clinic etc. and go into the activity/group with them.

 For further information contact Volunteer Centre One Community on   023 8090 2458 or e-mail [email protected]

Chair Designate for Eastleigh Youth and Community Trust

The Trust is seeking a voluntary non-executive Chair Designate of its 10-strong Board of Trustees. The hope is that the Chair designate can join the Trust’s Board by early summer of 2018, becoming Chair at the Autumn AGM.

Eastleigh Youth and Community Trust manages The Pavilion on the Park, an extensive community campus which includes two halls, four meeting rooms and a Community Cafe. The Pavilion is adjacent to Fleming Park on Kingfisher Road, Eastleigh, and hosts a large range of weekly and occasional community events for all ages.

With a part-time Executive Director and six members of staff – plus a team of 50 volunteers – the Pavilion operates a range of inclusive activities. These include the Cycles 4all and Sensory 4all projects. Core users include the 4th Eastleigh Scout Group, The Nightingale Community Pre-School and HCC’s Adult Services Community Link initiative. The Trust was awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2016.

The Trust is an incorporated charity, and the Board is supported by key sub-committees of staff and volunteers for Finance & Resources, Governance & Risk, and Marketing & Communication. A review of the Trust’s 2016—2018 Business Plan is underway, using the data from its 2017 community and user groups’ Impact Study.

The Board seeks a Chair who:

  • Can bring an experienced, dynamic and insightful approach to the strategic development of the charity going forward
  • Has previous leadership experience with a proven ability to inspire and engage with the Trust’s staff, volunteers and customers
  • Is committed to the long term aims and objectives of the Trust and prepared to serve for a three year term
  • Is locally based or has local connection with the people and area in which the Trust operates
  • Ideally has previous non-executive experience in the not-for-profit sector, preferably as a charity trustee
  • Is prepared to go that extra mile to ensure the success of the Trust going forward

 For further information contact Volunteer Centre One Community on   023 8090 2458 or e-mail [email protected]