Roots of Empathy - Volunteer

We urgently need parent and baby volunteers for the 2018/2019 Roots of Empathy Programme.

Roots of Empathy is a programme for primary school children. The programme’s aim is to increase empathy - the ability to understand how another person feels. Children learn to care for and respect each other, which leads to a reduction in bullying and aggression.

At the heart of the programme are a neighbourhood baby and parent who visit the classroom every three weeks over the school year. Roots of Empathy currently needs parent and baby volunteers to take part in the programme.

Here's how it works:

  • A baby with one or both parents visits a local classroom over the course of a school year with a Roots of Empathy Instructor.
  • The visits are about 30 minutes long, once a month starting in October and ending in June.
  • The programme helps children to learn about a baby’s needs and how babies develop, and lets children observe the loving relationship between a parent and baby.
  • Babies must be between 2 and 4 months old in October.

Register Your Interest

Choose from the list of Roots of Empathy locations. We are only operating this programme in the locations listed.
Visit days can be flexible but we need volunteers to commit to 9 visits, running till the end of the school year