Volunteering


Are you able to spend a couple of hours a week to offer
 support and friendship to a local family in the home
or helping at a group?

Volunteering is fun but don't just take our word for it -



"Being a Home-Start volunteer has introduced me to a range of new and interesting experiences."

"The families I have supported have lived locally so we can share experiences of local amenities and activities."

"There are opportunities for relevant training with other volunteers and as an individual - One of these courses has enabled me to become involved in a parent and baby group."

    "I looked for voluntary work in which I could continue to use my professional training and personal experience as a parent, to help those who are struggling with parenthood. A volunteer visits a family for just a couple of hours a week, yet this brief but regular contact can bring about significant positive change.  I have found volunteering for Home-Start to be a most rewarding experience. I would recommend it to any parent who feels they have something to contribute to a fellow parent in need! "

        "Then there are the social events.  Volunteers and staff getting together for a meal, a drink and a good blether."

So what is involved?


Across the UK, thousands of Home-Start volunteers visit families each week, supporting parents in situations as diverse as isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability or just because they find parenting can be a struggle sometimes.

Our volunteers provide non-judgemental practical and emotional support to help build the family's confidence and ability to cope.

To volunteer for Home-Start you must either be be a parent or someone who understands about the pressures of bringing up a family. You should be able to spend 2-3 hours per week supporting a family and be willing to attend our free preparation course.


2019 Volunteer Preparation Courses 
We will be starting our next course on 29 October 2019!!   If you are interested or would just like some more information then just get in touch.  You can contact Heather our volunteer coordinator direct on 07833477818



              

How do I apply?

If you would like to find out more about volunteering for Home-Start then please download and complete our application form
or email Heather at coord@hsew.org.uk 


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Margot MacKenzie,
17 Oct 2019, 03:05
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Margot MacKenzie,
17 Oct 2019, 03:47
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Margot MacKenzie,
17 Oct 2019, 03:05