Could you be a parent champion?
Islington’s parent champions are specially trained parent volunteers. Champions give two to three hours per week to talk to other parents with young children to tell them about local services and activities available to families in the borough.
Faisa has been a parent champion for the last year. She says: “I love helping others out, meeting new people and giving something back to the community. If you want to make someone’s life that little bit easier and gain valuable experience, then I would encourage you to get involved.”
The scheme is registered with the Family and Childcare Trust and the National Parent Champions Network and volunteers can gain a level 1 qualification in volunteering.
Islington parents have a wealth of services available to them that they may not be aware of, like free parenting courses and information on childcare. This is where parent champions like Molly come in.
Molly joined Islington’s parent champion scheme recently. “I signed up to be a champion as I’m passionate about the community and the amazing free services Islington has to offer like plays and stays. I also enjoy getting parents and careers out and about into our beautiful parks, and making new friends.”
Molly encourages other parents to sign up to the scheme: “Being a champion is a positive way to give back to the community, by promoting services that help enhance people’s lives.”
Interested? Find out more by calling Selda Aygun on 020 7527 6835 or drop her an email.