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Interests

  • Children

Activities

  • Caring and Helping People

Do you have parenting experience and some spare time?

Would you like to help a local family with young children?

We are currently recruiting for Home Visiting Volunteers

The aim of the training course is to prepare new volunteers for their role of working with families on a face-to-face basis and to explore how we can bring about better outcomes for children. We hope to offer the sessions in person as restrictions allow and a venue will be confirmed in due course, but if necessary we will revert to online delivery.

To apply, please send us a completed Application form available via our website at www.homestartchams.org.uk as soon as possible and we will contact you to arrange an interview.


What skills do I need?

What do Home-Start volunteers do?

Home-Start volunteers aim to build the confidence and independence of a family by:

  • Offering support, friendship and practical help.
  • Committing to weekly support – via home visiting, walk and talk, telephone or video link with a family as restrictions allow.
  • Protecting and respecting the dignity and identity of each individual.
  • Reassuring families that difficulties in bringing up children are not unusual.
  • Emphasizing 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.
  • Encouraging families to widen their network of relationships and to effectively use the support and services available in the community.
  • Drawing on their own experience of parenting to encourage parents’ strengths and emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their children.

What is the time commitment?

In addition to weekly family contact (approx. 1.5-2 hours per week) you will need to be able to

  • Attend the initial course of preparation
  • Attend supervision sessions with the Coordinator, according to Home-Start guidance, every 8 weeks
  • Attend ongoing training sessions
  • Commitment of 1 year to the charity (minimum)

Interests

  • Children

Activities

  • Caring and Helping People

Details

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When can I volunteer?

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Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

The role requires flexible working. The initial course of preparation will be as follows with sessions running 9.30-2.30. We would anticipate volunteers to attend all sessions. Session 1: Tuesday 25th Jan 2022 Session 2: 01st February Session 3: 08th February Session 4: 15th February Session 5: 01st March Session 6: 08th March

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