How you can get involved

If you would like to make a difference and want to learn new skills then we would love to hear from you!

We are currently looking for:

VOLUNTEER – ‘MY TIME’ COUNSELLOR:

Every Parent & Child have been awarded three year funding by BBC Children in Need to provide the My Time Counselling Service.  The Service supports children and young people (5–18-year-old), with Special Educational Needs and Disability, and those at risk of Mental Health issues. The service also supports the parent/carer of the referred child/young person with wellbeing information and advice.   

We are looking for people who are qualified child/adolescent counsellors or those who are currently training to become qualified child/adolescent counsellors.  You must have at least 12 hours of personal therapy before starting placement.

For the full role description please click here.

VOLUNTEER – ‘MY TIME’ ADMINISTRATOR:

To provide administrative support to the My Time Counselling and training Service.

For the full role description please click here.

If you would like to apply to any of the above roles, please download and complete both the Application Form and Criminal Record Declaration Form and send them to Pauline Walker at pauline.walker@epandc.org.uk.  

 


VOLUNTEER – TRUSTEE

The recruitment of new trustees (also known as directors) comes at an exciting time for the organisation.  Following its success in delivering services in the London Borough of Enfield, the charity is now growing and expanding its offer across north London. As a trustee, you will work closely with your Board and the CEO to steer the organisation through and beyond this new phase of its development. We are open to applicants from the private, public and voluntary sectors. 

For further information please download the Trustee Role Description.

If you would like to apply for the role of Trustee, please download and complete the Trustee Application pack.  

Should you have any further questions please contact our CEO, Jaspal Dhani at jaspal.dhani@epandc.org.uk.


For more information on how we recruit volunteers please download our Volunteer flowchart.

Volunteer

Our volunteers play an important role in our work in a range of ways. They provide support to children, young people and parents in our community as counsellors, mentors, and advisers; they support our teams with project work or administration; they raise money for us to continue our work; and they sit on our Trustee board. Their time and commitment help us to deliver the services that children, young people and their parents want and need.

If you are passionate about helping other people, supporting families, enriching the local community, giving something back and would like to share your skills and experiences or learn something new, then we would love to hear from you!

             

We always need new volunteers to join our teams so please get in touch.

What we are offering

We believe in supporting our volunteers and we hold Investing in Volunteers status. We offer:

  • Training, support and supervision
  • The opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people
  • Volunteering in an organisation which has Investors in Volunteers Accreditation
  • Working towards your 100 volunteering hours certificate
  • Travel and any relevant incurred expenses
  • Job references for you after six months volunteering with us

Volunteering with us is an opportunity for:

  • Career boost (employees who volunteered to learn new skills had benefited either by getting their first job, improving their salary, or being promoted).
  • New experiences
  • Learning or developing new skills
  • Socializing / Networking
  • Satisfaction / Sense of achievement
  • Increased self – esteem / Sense of purpose
  • Making positive difference

In return we ask you to:

  • Commit to volunteering with us for at least 6 months
  • Perform your volunteering role to the best of your ability.
  • Maintain the confidential information of the organisation and of its users.
  • Read and comply with EPC’s policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Attend any training relevant to your duties.
  • Act in a professional way whenever you represent EPC.
  • Raise any concerns at the earliest opportunity.
  • Give us as much notice as possible should you be unable to attend or carry  out your volunteer role with us anymore.

How to apply

If you would like more information call Jaspal Dhani 020 8373 6243, or email jaspal.dhani@epandc.org.uk or complete our application form.

Feedback from current volunteers:

I thoroughly enjoy coming to EPC each week. Everyone is friendly, always willing to help and answer any questions I might have. It’s not just about the work we do though. I think it’s great that we lunch together and have a chat. In SENDIASS there is always plenty to do. The team is very busy and I love being able to provide support where I can. I certainly feel appreciated and valued for my contribution. You can take on as much responsibility as you like, with support if you need it. It is varied and can be complex. I have been on training courses and am always learning – about SEN processes, the implementation and impact of new legislation, gaps in my computer skills (which are many!).

I believe that EPC’s role in supporting families is particularly vital in this time of funding cuts. I like being able to help families who are experiencing difficulties, even if it’s just to listen. When a parent calls in, I can hear their frustration, sadness or anger and it feels good if that lifts when they learn that we can support them. It makes me feel I make a difference.

As an Enfield resident, I am finding it interesting to know more about the different communities who live here, the issues they face and about the local schools and council.

KP