Volunteer at our Baby Centres:
Working with vulnerable babies comes with a specific routine of care and stimulation. Our goal is to restore our babies and to ensure that they are healthy to develop and reach their milestones.
As a Volunteer, you are expected to uphold our standard of care and protection of The Almond Tree babies.
Volunteers must go through a vetting process and specific training with The Almond Tree in order to work with vulnerable babies.
A commitment of two to three days per week is expected of volunteers who wish to work with our babies. This allows the babies to get to know the volunteers and ensures that the volunteers know exactly what our babies needs are and can attend to them.
The Volunteer Training will equip you in the following ways:
- You will understand the background of the home
- You will understand the type of children that are in our care
- You will understand your role and part to play
- You will find purpose in your service as a Volunteer
- You will know the Do’s and Don’ts
- You will be confident
- You will be able to answer questions the public may ask you about the home
- You will be a positive representative of The Almond Tree in our local community
Volunteer at The Almond Tree Children’s Village:
Working with vulnerable children who have experienced severe trauma requires a great degree of sensitivity and wisdom. Many vulnerable children come from broken families and abnormal living arrangements; children having to take responsibility for their younger siblings and being expected to become adults long before they should.
Volunteers who wish to work with older children, need to have a deep sense of compassion and patience to understand how children who have experienced severe trauma behave.
Volunteer opportunities include: Helping with homework, extra-mural activities and sports like tennis, soccer, chess or LEGO building and helping with the children’s Holiday Club which runs throughout each school holiday period.
Volunteers who wish to get involved are expected to commit to regular interactions where they can build relationships with the children and influence their lives in a positive way. We do not support once off visits with our children.
Building healthy relationships is part of the restoration process and we encourage this for our children.
Volunteers must go through a vetting process and specific training with The Almond Tree in order to work with vulnerable children.
There are various ways to get involved, you may have a certain skill set you wish to offer to The Almond Tree.
For example: a handyman, bookkeeper, doctor or therapist, teacher, organizer or sorter.
If you would like to Volunteer, send a motivational letter of interest along with your volunteer application form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: We cannot guarantee a volunteer position, applications are assessed according to the skills needed for the operation at the time of application.