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Become a home visiting support volunteer!

Support volunteers needed for Home-Start West Berkshire

This exciting and rewarding volunteering opportunity requires energy, commitment, reliability, creativity and a sense of humour. Our volunteers support families by visiting them in their own homes for a couple of hours a week.

Our volunteers are committed and caring people who offer their time freely. They are usually parents themselves and bring with them personal experience, skills and knowledge of the resources available within their local area.

They are friendly and approachable and can be relied on and trusted by parents to listen without being judgemental, and to respect the needs of each individual family.

All our volunteers…

  • Undertake a 24-hour course of preparation This fully prepares volunteers for their role.
  • Receive lots of support both during the preparation course and after, when they are supporting Home-Start families from a designated organiser.
  • Can access additional training and social events throughout the year.
  • Receive all out-of-pocket expenses incurred whilst volunteering for Home-Start.

More information can be found here:
https://home-startwestberks.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Support-and-friendship-for-families-A-guide-to-volunteering.pdf

Contact person firstname
Grace Green, Director
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01635 760311
Mobile?
07803 831131

Location description
Borough of West Berkshire including Combe, Hungerford, Lambourn in the west to Newbury in the South and Burghfield, Theale and Pangbourne in the east
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
All volunteers need to attend our initial 24-hour training course, which provides the training you need to support families, which starts on September 24th 2021.
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCreativeCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Undertake a 24-hour course of preparation This fully prepares volunteers for their role.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Receive lots of support both during the preparation course and after, when they are supporting Home-Start families from a designated organiser. Can access additional training and social events throughout the year.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
15
Opportunity added on
13 July 2021