CALLING ALL PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS!
New preparation course starting in Spring 2019
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 us on (01235) 511152 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 postnatal 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?
- You will be helping a family to cope with the pressures they are facing and make a real difference to the lives of parents and their children.
- You will receive support and training to prepare you for all aspects of your role with Home-Start.
- You will make new friends and have lots of fun
- You will develop new skills and have some wonderful experience to add to your CV
Out of pocket expenses will be paid.