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:
Borough of West Berkshire including Combe, Hungerford, Lambourn in the west to Newbury in the South and Burghfield, Theale and Pangbourne in the east
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
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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.
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCreativeCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Undertake a 24-hour course of preparation This fully prepares volunteers for their role.
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.
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
13 July 2021