We are always looking for people with a genuine desire to volunteer with us.
Be a Home-visiting Volunteer
‘I thoroughly enjoyed everything and felt it was a safe environment to discuss issues. Length of the prep course was good, but I miss coming! We covered everything that needed to, the rest was in me as a parent. I feel totally ready to start volunteering.’
With your knowledge and experience as a mum, dad, grandparent or carer, you could be the vital support a family needs and make a big difference to their lives.
Some of our families may be dealing with a variety of difficulties including; post-natal depression, isolation, physical and mental health problems, bereavement, financial worries or relationship difficulties.
Your role will be to support them in the way that they want; this may include practical tasks such as getting out of the house, getting to appointments or helping to establish routines for the family. It could also involve offering advice and sharing experiences; or supporting parents through emotional issues.
In return we will provide all the training, expenses, guidance and support you need to be effective and make a real difference, whilst also providing you with the opportunity to meet new friends, enhance your wellbeing and develop transferrable skills to take into the workplace. Expenses are paid.
Please contact us for an informal chat and further information.
Would like to help us fundraise locally, short term or long term?
There are many ways you can fundraise for us; whether you want to run, cycle or trek, or organise your own event involving your work, school or local community group. You could bake cakes, run a quiz night, a toddle-a-thon, or even a glitzy fundraising ball, the choice is yours.
In return you will be part of our Home-Start community. We believe that the earliest years make the biggest impact: Home-Start makes sure those years count so that no child’s future is limited.
Children who are raised in a stable, loving, family environment are more likely to have a positive and healthy future.
Please contact us to see how you can help.
Do you have a genuine interest in joining our Board of Trustees? We are looking for people who have business skills, IT skills, financial skills or just a desire to make a difference.
Trustees are fully inducted into Home-Start before beginning their new role; you will receive:
- an induction webinar, introducing Home-Start’s service and your responsibilities
- safeguarding training:
- providing an overview of safeguarding children in Home-Start, how to respond to concerns about a child and understand where to go for advice and support
- training on providing a high-quality service to families (quality assurance)
- paid expenses
- access to Home-Start’s intranet – full of information and guidance on running a local Home-Start
- the support of specialist staff at Home-Start UK
- Access to additional training as and when available
Please contact our Business coordinator.
Get In Touch
Call us, text us or email us for a friendly chat about how we can help you. We are happy to answer any questions about our service, with no commitment from you.