Home-Start volunteers aim to build the confidence and independence of the family by:
•Offering support, friendship and practical help
•Committing to a minimum of 2-3 hours per week home-visiting according to the family’s needs
•Visiting the families in their own homes, where the dignity and identity of each individual can be respected and protected
•Reassuring families that difficulties in bringing up children are not unusual
•Emphasising the positive aspects of family life
•Developing a relationship with the family in which time can be shared and an understanding developed, providing a regular, reliable presence in that family
•Drawing on their own experience of parenting to encourage parents’ strengths and emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their own children
•Encouraging families to widen their network of relationships and to use effectively the support and services available in the community.
What are they looking for?
A Home-Start volunteer should:
Working hours are Monday to Friday in the morning and afternoon. Volunteer expenses will be reimbursed.
When: Mornings/Afternoons, Mon-Fri
Age requirements: Over 18
About Home-Start Stroud District.
Home-Start is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age. Volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families under stress in their own homes helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown.
See all roles with Home-Start Stroud District.