Volunteering with Home-Start Goole & District
Our volunteers give their time to help and support families who are finding life tough. Volunteers visit families in their own homes each week, offering support, friendship and practical help.
- To make a difference to parents and children facing great difficulties
- To give something back to your local community
- To perhaps return the support you once received from Home-Start
- To share a similar experience
Volunteer’s Preparation Course
All volunteers undertake a ten session Preparation Course to prepare them for the role of volunteer. The course is interesting and lots of fun – with no written work; life experiences, being a good listener, common sense and a sense of humour are more important than paper qualifications! There is lots of support, understanding, encouragement and laughter throughout training and volunteering.
The course runs for 10 sessions over five weeks:
Tuesdays 9.30am – 3pm and Thursdays 6pm – 9pm
Volunteers must attend all 10 sessions
The next course starts on Tuesday 18th September 2018 at The Courtyard in Goole.
Commitment to Home-Start
Volunteers need to be able to commit their time:
- to attend the Preparation Course
- to visit a family once a week
- to attend ongoing training sessions
- to attend monthly support/supervision sessions
Travel expenses for the course and for visiting Home-Start families are reimbursed and the cost of a DBS check is covered.
Come and do something amazing with your spare time because when a family asks us for help, it is a volunteer who makes the difference.
We always welcome enquiries and make time for a cuppa and a chat to answer any questions you may have about becoming a Home-Start Volunteer.