All our volunteers must be a parent or have parenting experience.
Before being matched to a family, all volunteers must attend a preparation course. This course runs one day a week for 8 weeks between 9:30 am -2.30pm in term time only
Topics discussed on the preparation course include:
The preparation course is very informal and gives volunteers the opportunity to find out more about the project and what their role will be. Our staff run the preparation course although we do invite outside speakers such as a Family Support Worker, Health Visitor or a worker from one of the Children’s Centres to lead sessions. We ask that you can commit to at least one years volunteering for Home-Start to ensure the families have continuity.