A CHILDREN'S charity is launching a volunteering programme that can help stay-at-home parents gain work experience.
Parents And Children Together (PACT) has launched a new schools programme that invites parent volunteers to work with their local school to support PACT and its work reaching out to families affected by poverty, homelessness, domestic abuse, as well as finding and supporting adoptive and foster parents.
PACT is offering free training and advice for a network of parent volunteers who will run school fundraising initiatives, including collecting donations after assemblies and concerts, holding a “wear a PACT colour” day or organising a coffee morning to celebrate Mothers Day. Volunteers will also receive a certificate and reference from PACT.
Parent volunteer Mrs Mafaz Ali from Winnersh said: “I am really looking forward to becoming a PACT Parent volunteer.
"I’ve wanted to volunteer for a while, but was not sure how to do this in a way that suited me.
“The PACT schools programme appealed to me as, not only will I be helping a charity that supports local families, but I will also be learning new skills and experiences that I can use when it is time to go back to work.”
PACT has been building and strengthening families for 101 years and runs children’s centres and community projects across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. It also finds families for children in care through its adoption and fostering service in London and the south east.
To find out more about the PACT Schools Programme contact Anna Fowler on 0118 938 7600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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