Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities
Become a EPEC Group Leader
Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) is a successful, popular, unique parenting approach . EPEC is for local parents, led by local parents. As an EPEC parent group leader, you will
- Receive amazing free training and support from our local EPEC team.
- Learn to lead practical, caring groups for local parents.
- Share tried and tested methods that give children the best start in life.
- Join a group of like-minded parents to make a difference to your local community.
- Develop your skills and confidence.
- Gain experience that will help you to fulfil your ambitions.
For further information about how you can get involved and become a Parent Group Leader please contact:
Karen Turzynski 07816 333 980 or Caroline McKean 07816 342121 (East Lancs)
Lindsay Bevan (Central Lancs) 07816 334 010
Emily Burzacki (North Lancs) 07816333789
VOLUNTEER ROLE DESCRIPTION
Parent Group Leader – EPEC Programme
Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) is a successful, popular and unique parenting approach. The Programme is a tried and tested method to improving the scale and effectiveness of local parenting programmes through a peer-led approach whereby the programme is delivered and led by local parents for local parents.
The EPEC courses are led by local parents (Parent Group Leaders) who will have completed the accredited EPEC training and will receive regular support from the local EPEC Hub. This will involve attending ten sessions of training and on completion of the course you will receive regular supervision to fulfil the role.
As Parent Group Leader you will directly contribute to the success of the parenting programme through achieving involvement levels and goals that could not be accomplished by other services alone.
This is an exciting opportunity to help develop new skills, build confidence and improve interpersonal skills.
What will I be doing?
The Parent Group Leader will be responsible for facilitating and delivering a Being a Parent course to parents in your community.
When can I volunteer?
The Parent Group Leader training will require attendance at ten half day virtual sessions over a ten-week period
The Being a Parent courses will require you to deliver and facilitate the courses through nine half day sessions
Where will I be volunteering?
The Parent Group Leader training and the Being a Parent courses will all be delivered in your local area.
Who will be there with me?
The staff from the EPEC Hub will be on hand to supervise support you and deal with complexities.
The course will delivered by two Parent Group Leaders who will share responsibility for the facilitation of the parenting sessions.
Training resources and support
Full training will be provided to facilitate and deliver the Being a Parent course and further personal development training will be offered which will include:
Is this opportunity for me?
This opportunity would suit you if you are:
What will I get from volunteering?
All reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed
All reasonable childcare costs will be reimbursed