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Volunteer with Us

We are always looking for interested people to volunteer their time. There are a few different opportunities for volunteering with Home-Start; either by working directly with families as a Home-Visiting Volunteer, or as a Trustee Volunteer on the Management Committee.

Home-Visiting Volunteer

At the heart of Home-Start is the belief that parents play the key role in giving their children the best start in life and that other parents have the experience and understanding to support those families who need help.

If you’re a parent or a grandparent, you know just how tough family life can be at times. We are looking for people who have the time and commitment to support a family through a difficult period in their lives. Our volunteers come from all ages and backgrounds and have a common interest in helping local families.

Volunteers support families by visiting them at home for 2-3 hours per week. They offer both emotional and practical support helping parents cope with everyday situations.

All volunteers undertake a 40 hour Preparation Course to prepare them for their new role. Volunteers find that they learn a lot about themselves during the course and some even find it is a stepping stone to a new career.

Volunteers all receive on-going support and supervision from Coordinators, have access to further training and social events throughout the year, and receive reimbursement for all out-of-pocket expenses.

If you are interested in joining us as a Home visiting Volunteer please complete and return a Volunteer Application Form (see link, right)

For additional information see the Guide to Becoming a Volunteer (see link, right) or contact us if you would like to discuss anything.

Click here to watch a short video of the journeys of some families and volunteers.

Trustees

We are keen to hear from people who would like to support our organisation by becoming a Trustee.

Being a Trustee is all about the governance of the charity:

  • Making the charity effective
  • Providing overall strategic direction
  • Maintaining sound management of funds

Trustees are expected to attend a Board meeting every 8 weeks, and to be an active part of a sub-group, which would involve further meetings. In addition there is an Annual General Meeting and various fundraising, volunteer and family events throughout the year. It is an important role, carrying legal and financial responsibilities, which will require time and commitment. You will also be invited to regional and scheme training and events.

If you are interested, or would like further information please contact the office.

 

 

 

Home-Visiting Volunteer
Application Form

Guide to
becoming a Home-Start

Volunteer

 

 

 

 

 

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Office: c/o Cirencester Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, Cirencester, GL7 1YE
01285 885391
 
office@home-start-cotswolds.org.uk

or for North Cotswolds
stow@home-start-cotswolds.org.uk
Charity Number:     1110632
Company Number: 5468592

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