Volunteer

CALLING ALL PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS!!

For more details about being a volunteer, see below and do contact us if you are interested. We’d especially like to hear from Dads and Grandads, as the majority of our volunteers are female, and the male perspective is invaluable too as we support both fathers and mothers.  We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Contact Tel: (01235) 511152 or e-mail: homestartso@btconnect.com

 

Volunteering for Home-Start

As a parent you will know how tough it can sometimes be. Did you often long to have someone to confide in or just have a chat with?

 

Home-Start offers this kind of support

Our carefully trained volunteers, who all have experience of bringing up children, give free emotional and practical help to any parent, with at least one child under five. By visiting a family in their own home and offering friendship, Home-Start volunteers represent a lifeline for many families who are finding it hard to cope.

 

Will I be the right sort of person to support a family?

Home-Start volunteers are all ages and from all walks of life. All that we ask of you is that you have experience of bringing up children and can spare between two and four hours a week.

 

What would visiting the family involve?

This varies. You could spend time with a young parent, helping to build their confidence as they adapt to life with a small baby, or share an outing with a family who finds getting out of the house difficult. The visits might involve offering an extra pair of hands to a family with several children or providing a listening ear to a mother or father who is suffering post natal illness.

 

Being a Home-Start volunteer means offering friendship to parents and spending time with families in a way that meets their needs.

 

What will I gain from being a Home-Start volunteer?

Out of pocket expenses will be paid.

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