Volunteers

There are many opportunities for volunteering within Home-Start, both working directly with families or supporting those who do. At the heart of our charity are our home-visiting volunteers.

If you're a parent or a carer, or maybe a grandparent, you know just how tough family life can be at times.

Our volunteers will usually visit a parent in their home once a week for a couple of hours. How they help is really down to the needs of the family. Some might need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry on, someone to have a laugh with. Others may need help keeping appointments or accessing local services and 'connecting' with their local community. Our volunteers can provide an extra pair of hands to help people cope with everyday parenting situations, or practical help with activities like playing or reading stories. Home-Start's approach is very personal and friendly and this often reassures parents that what they're going through is not unusual, that they are not alone.

All our home-visiting volunteers:

Volunteers offer:

Our Trustee Board volunteers have all sorts of skills including:

  • general business management
  • financial and legal expertise
  • IT knowledge
  • human resources experience
  • PR & media skills

The volunteers who manage our Scheme are called Trustees and they also receive special preparation for their role with Home-Start.

If you would like to become a volunteer, please return the application form

 


VOLUNTEER FORMS - FOR USE BY HOME-START SURREY HEATH VOLUNTEERS ONLY

 

Please find attached VOLUNTEER EXPENSE FORM, VOLUNTEER DIARY SHEET and EVALUATION FORM