Would you like to volunteer with us?
Could you spare 2-4 hours a week to support a local family and make a difference that could last a lifetime?
We are looking for people to join our network of trained volunteers. Home-Start volunteers support families with young children in Wandsworth dealing with a variety of difficulties including; post-natal depression, isolation, physical and mental health problems, bereavement or financial worries.
Volunteers work alongside families to give compassionate, non-judgemental, confidential support, tailored to each family. They help families regain their confidence and empower them to build connections with other support services and the wider community to reduce isolation.
As a Home-Start volunteer, you will be given all the training and support to be effective and make a real difference to families in your community. You will also develop transferable skills which can support you in your life, whether that’s at home or at work.
We serve a wide range of families and value diversity among our volunteers. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and with varied life experience.
Find out more about what our volunteers do by reading our volunteer information leaflet.
Our next training course will start in the Spring of 2024. Enquire now
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Why volunteer for Home-Start?
People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons:
- An opportunity to give something back to the community and make a difference
- For better health and well-being
- To improve self-esteem and confidence
- A chance to try something new
- Gain new skills, knowledge and experience
- Develop transferrable skills to take into the workplace
- An opportunity to socialise and make new friends