CHESHIRE EAST PARENT CARER FORUM VOLUNTEER INFORMATION LUNCH
What do PCF volunteers do?
It can be a regular commitment (as a parent representative working with the Local Authority on areas like SEN, social care or short breaks) or a one off short term project (as a parent representative looking at a particular project or task like assessing bids for commissioning or job applicants for key SEN roles), joining our steering group to help behind the scenes, or simply agreeing to read over documents with a parents-eye-view from the comfort of your sofa.
It is very rewarding – our volunteers have found it a good way to put their experience & expertise to good use, and to feel like we are making a difference in areas that matter so much to our families.
We can’t pay you for your time, but we will cover any travel or childcare expenses
How do I know what to do…?
We offer some training and lots of support – it has been a great way to get some skills and experience for cv while caring commitments might stop us taking on other employment, and it’s a good way to gain (or regain) a bit of confidence and use it!
We try to send parent representatives in pairs whenever possible (and always for your first few meetings!) so you have some back up and a chance to see what happens
What if I can’t make a commitment?
We are all parent carers ourselves, so we understand that our families are our priorities and there will be times when they have to we have to drop out.
Tell me more…..?
If you can’t make it to the event that’s fine – just give us a call or email and we’ll catch up for a chat