Are you a parent, carer and/or professional interested in championing change and influencing policy for children and young people with SEND?
The aim of this training is to prepare volunteers who would like to be a link in their own community. The Ambassador Volunteer will help parents become informed, know how to access Devon Information Advice and Support services (DiAS) and have their voice heard.
By the end of the day you will have:
- An understanding around the key principles of volunteering,
- A greater awareness of DiAS services and how parent/carers can access information advice and support for children with SEND.
- An understanding of the Ambassador Volunteer project, how the Ambassador Volunteer role works as a link between parent/carers- the Parent Carer Forum Devon and SEND local offer services to influence change for children with SEND.
Courses run between 10am and 2.30pm and volunteers must complete the course before they can become an Ambassador Volunteer in Devon. A light lunch and refreshments throughout the day are provided.
If you’re interested and would like to find out more about the project or become an Ambassador volunteer before registering for this session, please email Ambassador Volunteer Coordinator – Megan Kenneally-Stone.
PLEASE NOTE: After the 1-day training those interested in continuing to actively work in their communities as Ambassador Volunteer will be invited to a 1 to 1 planning session with the coordinator in order to match skills and interests with Ambassador Volunteer activities. At this meeting they will agree planned activities and support required for them to undertake their role as volunteer.
Click on the link below to book a place on the course you want to attend.
Exeter – 18th November 10-2.30pm (arrival 9.45am)
Okehampton– 21st November 10-2.30pm (arrival 9.45am)
Barnstaple – 3rd December 10-2.30pm (arrival 9.45am)
The events are in high demand so please cancel your bookings through Eventbrite if you can’t attend. Eventbrite will collect waiting lists of those unable to obtain a ticket. There will be more training sessions in the new year. If you’re interested in hearing more about the project please ask to be added to our communication list. Email Devon Parent Carer Voice firstname.lastname@example.org to register an interest in future events.