Volunteering

There are several ways that you can help Home-Start Spelthorne – by becoming a home- visiting volunteer, joining the Trustee board or by fundraising.

volunteer with mother and babyWho are our volunteers?

Home-Start Spelthorne’s home-visiting volunteers come from many different backgrounds and vary in age but all are parents themselves or have parenting experience. They are carefully selected for their friendliness and understanding.

All volunteers attend a preparation course before being linked with families and then take their own individual skills and experience to the families they visit. Volunteers visit families in the home because a parent has asked for help.  They wish to offer their time and friendship and they will accept a parent as they are.

The Home-Start Spelthorne Trustee board is made up of local people from a wide range of backgrounds. The main requirements of a trustee are a real interest in the family support work we undertake, a willingness to be involved and to be active in the running of the charity.

Fundraising volunteers can be involved by financially supporting the work of Home-Start Spelthorne: running a marathon, attending one of our fundraising dinners, being a member of our 100 Club, holding a tea party. We are always happy to receive suggestions for fundraising events and are very grateful for all efforts made on our behalf.

Home Visiting VolunteerWhat are the benefits of volunteering?

You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a valuable contribution to your local community and helping to provide effective support for ordinary families with young children during the most important early years.

Being a volunteer can build your confidence and skills.  You can access on-going training and Home-Start Spelthorne will support you in your personal goals wherever we can. Many volunteers find that volunteering after a career break is often the first step back into further education or paid employment.

 


 

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