Call for schools to partner PACT
Schools across the Thames Valley are being urged to link with a local charity that supports vulnerable families.
05 Jul 2012
Parents And Children Together has launched its PACT Schools programme and is inviting schools to help them with its work reaching out to families affected by poverty, homelessness and domestic abuse, and finding adoptive and foster parents.
Schools are asked to identify parents who would like to join a network of parent volunteers who will be trained and supported by PACT to co-ordinate activities in their own schools.
PACT Schools Co-ordinator Anna Fowler said “We’d love to hear from schools keen to engage with a local charity and help families in their own community.
“Schools can get involved with activities such as collecting donations after a concert, holding a “wear a PACT colour” day or running a mother’s day coffee morning.
“We’d also like to hear from individuals who would like to be a parent volunteer at their local school. This is a genuine volunteering opportunity that will help parents develop key skills and experience that could help them return to the workplace.
“PACT will provide training in public speaking and fundraising, information about PACT and how we make a difference to local communities, as well as on-going support and advice. Volunteers will receive a certificate and a reference at the end of the academic year.”
PACT has been building and strengthening families for 101 years and runs children’s centres and community projects across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. It also finds families for children in care through its adoption and fostering service in London and the south east.
To find out more about the PACT Schools Programme contact Anna Fowler on 0118 938 7600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org