Home-Start is a family support charity. We support families with at least one child under 7 who are struggling to cope. Most of our volunteeers are parents or have parenting expeirence. They support families in their homes for 3-4 hours a week. Most matches last between 12 and 18 months. Prespective volunteers have to attend our 15 week preparation course and complete a DBS form. All out of pocket expenses whilst volunteering are covered.
With Covid-19 and current government guidelines ongoing we have adapted our service to be able to provide training to our volunteers through a mixture of both face to face sessions and zoom. We have also been able to adapt our service to offer support to the families via various IT platforms as well as over the telephone in order to still provide support throughout the pandemic and to comply with local restrictions.
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 22-10-2020
End Date: 22-10-2021