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Phone us: 01752 346039 Email: homestart.shpt@gmail.com

Being a Volunteer


At the heart of Home-Start is the belief that parents play the key role in giving their children the best start in life and that other parents have the experience and understanding to support those families who need help.


[Join Us]Home-Start South & West Devon has a good reputation within the Voluntary Sector, providing opportunities for volunteers to develop new skills, meet new people, feel valued and have fun, with the support of staff committed to ensuring that they get the most from their volunteering experience.

Who are Home-Start volunteers?

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 volunteers...

  • Undertake an 8 week course of preparation which takes place one day a week. 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 co-ordinator.
  • Can access additional training and social events throughout the year.
  • Receive all out of pocket expenses incurred whilst volunteering for Home-Start.

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News
Sat 19 December 2015, Category: Internal
Christmas Closure 2015
Thu 05 November 2015, Category: Internal
Calling new volunteers!
Fri 30 October 2015, Category: Press Release
We've changed our name!
Sun 16 August 2015, Category: Press Release
We need you!
Mon 13 July 2015, Category: Press Release
Saved from closure!
Tue 07 July 2015, Category: Internal
New Volunteer Prep courses
Wed 25 February 2015, Category: Internal
Funding
Thu 02 October 2014, Category: Internal
We've Moved!
Sun 14 September 2014, Category: Internal
An evening of Music and Comedy
Tue 08 July 2014, Category: Internal
Letter from supported family
Tue 20 May 2014, Category: Internal
Facebook page launch
Sun 11 May 2014, Category: Fundraising
Half-term Family Fun
Sun 16 June 2013, Category: Internal
Fundraising Event at Stoke Fleming Village Hall
Mon 22 October 2012, Category: Press Release
Grant Award from Devon Community Foundation
Mon 28 May 2012, Category: Internal
Kingsbridge Mayor adopts Charity
Wed 30 March 2011, Category: Press release
Home-Start UK launches official Facebook and Twitter Pages
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I get a feeling of satisfaction of being of service in the local community, of 'putting something back' in society.

A Volunteer