Home-Start Spelthorne

Support and friendship for families

Home-Start Spelthorne

Support and friendship for families

Home Visiting Volunteers

What does a Home-visiting volunteer do?

Home-visiting volunteers visit a family regularly for 2-3 hours once a week. The formula is a simple but effective one – a volunteer, who has parenting experience themselves, offers emotional and practical support in what ever way the parent is going to find helpful.

Some parents might need someone to talk to, encouragement or some reassurance, others might need more practical support with the children. Playing and reading with children, getting out and about in the local area and finding out about local services and activities are all things a volunteer can help with.  Our service is flexible and responsive to adapt to changing family needs.

 

What sort of commitment do I need to make?

All home-visiting volunteers participate in a preparation course before visiting families. This course ensures that volunteers are prepared for the varying situations they may be involved with.  Once ready to visit families a volunteer needs to commit to 2-3 hours per week.

Volunteers attend regular supervision and group meetings where they have the opportunity for further on-going training and meeting other volunteers.  There is a small amount of monthly paperwork to be completed and all travel expenses are paid.

 

“Home-Start Spelthorne is committed to ensuring that volunteers are supported at all times.”

We are always looking for new Home-Visiting Volunteers…

Are you a parent or a grand-parent with some time to spare?

Would you like to help young families?

Home-Start Spelthorne is a local charity which supports ordinary parents in Spelthorne who are going through extraordinary times. Can you be one of our carefully selected volunteers, who has parenting experience, who will regularly visit a family in their own home, offering emotional and practical support through difficult times. This parent to parent support is a simple yet effective way of giving hope and enabling families to get back on track.

Can you spare a couple of hours a week to offer friendship and support to a family? Contact our office to find out more.

Interested?

For an informal chat to find out more contact our office on 01784 463200 or use our contact us form to send us a message.

“Volunteering for Home-Start has been such a rewarding experience. Knowing that spending a couple of hours of my time with a family can make a significant difference to their life is such a satisfying and humbling experience. The great thing about volunteering is that you get so much back from it. Helping others makes you feel good; it gives you the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and increases your confidence. It can even enhance your career prospects.”

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