At the heart of Home-Start is the belief that parents play the key role in giving their children the best possible start in life.  We believe that other parents have the experience and understanding to support those families who need help.

Who are Home-Start volunteers?

Our volunteers are committed and caring people who offer their time freely.

They are usually parents themselves and bring with them personal experience, skills and knowledge of the resources available within their local area.

They are friendly and approachable and can be relied on and trusted by parents to listen without being judgemental, and to respect the needs of each individual family.

All volunteers…

  • Undertake an 6 week course of preparation, which takes place one day a week. This fully prepares volunteers for their role.
  • Receive lots of support both during the preparation course and after, when they are supporting  Home-Start families from a designated co-ordinator.
  • Can access additional training and social events throughout the year.
  • Receive all out of pocket expenses incurred whilst volunteering for Home-Start.

Volunteer application pack

We are looking to run our next volunteer preparation course Starting on 2nd October 2017 and will be held on Mondays.
If you are interested in being a volunteer for us we would love to hear from you. Please give us a ring  or download and read the documents below.

Volunteer application form

Application form for volunteers (Monitoring Information) 

Volunteer person specification

Sample volunteer training programme

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