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Volunteer With Tamba

Thinking about volunteering for Tamba?

You could be our most valuable resource.  Without our many volunteers, Tamba would not be the organisation it is today. Can we inspire you to volunteer for Tamba and give something back to the multiple birth community? Tamba can match you with our volunteer opportunities and then support you with training and information. Volunteering is also an excellent way to prepare yourself for returning to the workplace.

Here’s what you should think about before you volunteer

What aspect of Tamba’s work really interests you? Can you see yourself as a Twinline listener, supporting parents of multiples on the phone or are you good at project management or office administration?

How much time have you got? 

It doesn’t matter how much or how little time you have to offer - just be sure you know what’s manageable for you with your other commitments.  Are you happy working at a distance or would you rather come to the Tamba office and be part of the team?

Volunteer opportunities 

Tamba Honorary Consultants for Education 

We are currently looking for volunteers to join us as honorary consultants for education. The volunteer role will involve supporting multiple birth families by responding to referrals from Tamba concerning primary and secondary education issues, e.g. whether to defer entry to a later term, whether to delay entry to a later year, appeals about school places, together or apart, teachers failing to identify individual needs or making comparisons, different rates of progress, different levels of independence and confidence.  You will need to be a qualified teacher to apply for the role and references will be required and safeguarding child protection training will also need to be undertaken. Volunteers will need to be available evening and weekends to support families.

To apply for this volunteer role, please email nikkiharris@tamba.org.uk for an application form. 

Downloading the full role description here.

1. Twinline listeners 

For more information on the role, please take a look at our practical facts for twinline listeners. Please also get in touch with the Twinline co-ordinator who will be more than happy to provide further details on what's involved. Here's what one of our volunteers had to say about her role as a twinline listener '

‘ I enjoy talking and listening and gain a great sense of satisfaction knowing that I have helped someone. Very often the caller starts out in tears and by the end is laughing, there is no better feeling. Of course there are calls that can’t be made better with a laugh, but it’s good to know that we offer this service with likeminded, sympathetic, empathetic understanding people like myself who can hopefully make a difference to someone’s day.’

2. Trustees

We are looking for a volunteer who can attend around 5 meetings a year (usually on a Saturday from 10am-1pm in central London) and communicate between meetings via email.  Trustees set and monitor the strategic direction of the charity and how we use our resources. Ideally applicants will be employed in a senior role and have experience of advising a board, or alternatively would not be phased providing advice at board level.

We are currently looking for volunteers with a senior business or public sector background, and skills in; digital communications, a legal background or a large membership organisation as well as an understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship. The full description for this role can be found here.

If you are interested in any of these positions please contact the Tamba CEO  - keithreed@tamba.org.uk

3. Fundraisers

See the many different ways in which you can help.  We can't do what we do without you

4. Tamba office Helpers 

Based in Aldershot, helping with office administration and telephone calls - contact us to find out more .

5. Practical Preparing for Parenthood Facilitators 

These sessions are a 2 hour basic entry level seminar and are suitable for expectant parents, interested grandparents, carers, and health professionals. We are looking for people to facilitate these workshops. We had our first training session on the 16th January 2010 in London and the feedback from the attendees was extremely positive.  Please contact Kate Valentine to find out more.

So what's next? 

Tamba's Volunteer Policy 

All prospective Tamba volunteers are asked to complete a Volunteer Application form (if you are interested in becoming a Twinline listener please print off the Twinline volunteer form). Fill in this form, tell us about the position you are interested in, about you and the skills you have and send it back to us. This form will ask you to give us two referees whom we will only approach if your application is successful.

Supporting you as a volunteer 

Some Tamba volunteer roles, such as a Twinline listener, have a training programme which you will be required to commit to undertake before you can get started. Other volunteer positions are more informal, but in all cases you will have a member of staff who will be your contact throughout your time as a volunteer with us, to answer your questions and assist you. We welcome volunteer applications from anyone who thinks they might be able to help.





 

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