If you would like to find out more about becoming a trained volunteer Independent Parental Supporter (IPS) with us, click on the leaflet and handbook below. They will provide you with information about how you can support parents/carers to take an active and informed role in their child’s education, as well as the support we can give you and the training we can offer.
Whether you are interested in volunteering to learn and develop new skills, work with new people, boost your CV credentials or make a difference in your own community, we aim to support you to get the best out of this volunteering opportunity.
As an IPS, there are many ways you might be able to support our work at Devon Parent Partnership including:
- liaising directly with parents
- attending network meetings
- working in partnership with schools
- representing us at events
- undertaking research
- DPP12 - Independent Parental Supporters
- Independent Parental Supporters - Handbook and Working Practice
“It’s rewarding to know that more parents are making contact with the service because of my work.” (Vanessa – IPS)
“Becoming an IPS has been a very interesting and rewarding experience and I feel I have been very well supported with written material, training courses, face to face, email and telephone.” (Laura – IPS)
“I have found working as an IPS challenging and varied, and it also offers a very flexible form of volunteering.” (Nick – IPS)
Please call us on 01392 383080 to let us know which areas of work interest you most and to discuss our volunteer training programme.