"Volunteering with the Family Support Service helped me to get an understanding of the roles within the service and reinforced my desire to work with families & young children/babies"
Meet Chelsea, a volunteer with the Family Support Service
Chelsea applied to volunteer with the Family Support Service as she wasn’t sure which career path to pursue. Volunteering with the Family Support Service gave her the opportunity to put her knowledge & skills into practice, and to see how all her studies work within the service to support early years. This enabled her to see if this is the pathway she wanted to pursue further as a career and gain hands on experience.
Whilst volunteering Chelsea was always enthusiastic, and keen to experience as much as possible and made the most of every opportunity given to her. As a volunteer Chelsea became a valued member of the team, bringing her own ideas and expertise forward. When a job vacancy became available within it was the perfect opportunity for Chelsea. Chelsea has settled well into her paid perinatal role. Being a volunteer first and having the knowledge of the service has allowed her to transition into a paid role quite seamlessly. She will be a great asset to the service and I’m looking forward to seeing her continue to develop.
"My time volunteering with the FSS helped me to get an understanding of the roles within the service and reinforced my desire to work with families & young children/babies. From the first volunteer session I was made to feel very welcome and everyone was happy to support me in getting to know the service and sharing their knowledge with me. Volunteering helped me to feel confident when applying for the role of Perinatal & Under 1’s Worker, knowing it was definitely where I wanted to be"
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