Home visitors

Will I be the right sort of person to support a family?

Our volunteers are of 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 per week

What would visiting a family involve?

This varies.  You could spend time with a young parent, helping to build their confidence as they adapt to life with a young baby, or sharing an outing with a family who finds getting out of the house difficult.  The visits might include offering an extra pair of hands to a family with several children or providing a listening ear to a mother who is suffering a postnatal illness.

What will I gain from being a 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 training and support to prepare you for all aspects of your role with Home-Start which is accredited with the Open College Network.
  • 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.

I’m not a parent.  Can I still be involved?

Yes you can.  We always need volunteers, parents or non-parents, who could support our scheme by helping with fund raising activities or by joining the Management Committee and getting involved in the running of the scheme.  For these roles you need not be a parent.

What do I do next?

If you would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer please contact the office on 01892 524916 and speak to Lisa.

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