Home-Start: support & friendship for families Home-Start: support & friendship for families
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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 a 30 hour course of preparation which they can choose to accredit for a formal qualification. 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 organiser.
  • 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

If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer please email us at office@home-startwb.org.uk or call 01635 760310 in order for us to arrange an initial interview in the comfort of your own home.

Volunteer downloads section

Download - Volunteers Monthly Structured Diary

Download - Volunteer Expenses Form

Volunteer Newsletter

View the latest newsletter

Download - October 2016 Newsletter

Download - July 2016 Newsletter

Archived - April 2016 Newsletter

Archived - January 2016 Newsletter


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The organisers are always at the end of the phone if you need them and you are encouraged if your not sure to talk to them. This is the most rewarding job I have ever done. I am being paid by the difference I make to people’s lives.

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