Volunteering Opportunities

If you speak to people who already volunteer they will tell you they do it because they love it. It is your chance to help and support children and young people within your community and have fun at the same time.

Volunteers help us extend and enrich our work by bringing a diversity of skills, experience, community knowledge and service opportunities.

The Hampshire Healthy Families service is looking for enthusiastic and creative volunteers to support project staff and health visitors deliver services and activities to children, parents and carers. There are a variety of roles, if you are interested in applying we will explain the different activities available and look at what interests you the most to determine the best role for you.

Would I be right for the service?

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you:

  •     Want to volunteer with children and adults
  •     Good listening skills with an empathetic approach
  •     Willing to take direction
  •     A ‘people person’ who can be open and encouraging
  •     Have patience and strong relationship-building skills
  •     Be non-judgemental and flexible in your approach
  •     Be able to travel around your local area and willing to help others access different services within their community by public transport
  •     Willing to volunteer a minimum of one 3 hour session per week
  •     Happy for Barnardo’s to complete a DBS check and provide satisfactory references before you start your role

What support or training would I get?

With the support of your volunteer coordinator you will be guided through the first few weeks with us by completing a full Barnardo’s volunteer induction and then on-going support throughout your time with us.

  •     Full volunteer training: including Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, Professional Boundaries
  •     Your specific volunteer role induction;
  •     Regular supervision and support from the Volunteer Coordinator;
  •     Support from the Hampshire Healthy Families team whilst you are volunteering.

There are many ways that you can help support Barnardo’s work with the most  vulnerable children and young people. If you are interested in volunteering outside of Hampshire, click here for UK wide volunteering opportunities with Barnardo’s.

We believe that volunteering plays an essential role in our work to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people across the UK through the work of our projects, campaigning, research and fundraising.


Volunteer roles available in the area

Healthy Families Volunteer

The Role: You will support project staff and health visitors to deliver services and activities to children, parents and carers.  There are a variety of different activities available and we would look at what interests you most, for example helping run Ready Steady Mums or Knowing Us support groups; Promote the Five to Thrive approach to families; Help run health roadshows and other relevant activities provided by Healthy Families that promote healthy outcomes for children across Hampshire.

Read More

Health Clinic Activity Volunteer

The Role:  You will support health visitors and families during clinic sessions - for example, breastfeeding clinics, baby and child ‘weigh and play’ clinics, etc.

Read More

Community Befriender

The Role: You will support parents, carers and families in the community who may find it difficult to access health services, groups and activities in their local community.

Read More

For more information about volunteering within Hampshire Healthy families please email hhf@barnardos.org.uk

Contact Us Today

Contact Us

Interested in Volunteering?

We are looking for creative and enthusiastic volunteers to join our team, we have a range of roles available across Hampshire.

For more information about volunteering within Hampshire Healthy families please email hhf@barnardos.org.uk

Find us Online

Important Information

Barnardo’s Registered Charity
Nos. 216250 and SC037605

Contact Details

Phone: 01489 797094
Email: hhf@barnardos.org.uk

© Copyright 2018 Buyer’s Ref XT00944238Web Design By Toolkit Websites