Join us as a home visiting volunteer
Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire is always looking for more volunteers.
Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire volunteers come from many different backgrounds and vary in age, but all are parents. They are carefully selected for their friendliness and understanding, all are appropriately approved.
All home visiting volunteers must have a Disclosure and Barring Service check and references are taken up. They must also attend a preparation course before being matched with a family. This course runs for 2 days a week for 4 weeks.
Please give us a call if you are interested in taking part on 01763 262262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What do they do?
Home-Start Royston and South Cambridgeshire volunteers visit one or more families a week for two hours and take their own individual skills and experience to the families they visit. Volunteers are neither paid nor are they professionals, but we do work in partnership with Health and Social Services teams.
Who can become a volunteer?
Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcomed. The only stipulation is that they have had parenting experience themselves. They need no specific qualifications, but they do need the ability to listen with understanding, to maintain confidentiality and bring with them commitment both to the scheme and to the families they visit. Parents who have been visited sometimes become volunteers themselves.
What support is available to our volunteers?
A vital element of a Home-Start scheme is the planned support offered to all volunteers. This is on a one-to-one basis between the volunteer and the co-ordinator and through group supervision.
If you are interested in becoming a Home-Start volunteer, please contact us to find out more on 01763 262262 or email email@example.com