Volunteering


Are you able to spend a couple of hours a week to offer
 support and friendship to a local family?

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.


2016 Volunteer Preparation Courses 
We are getting ready to run our next volunteer preparation course this year in March/April 2016. If you are interested or would just like some more information then just get in touch.



              

How do I apply?

If you would like to find out more about volunteering for Home-Start then please call us on 0131 347 2881, email us at help@hsew.org.uk or fill in the form below:

You can also download our volunteering information leaflet and an application form below
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