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Become a Volunteer with Home-Start Teignbridge

As a parent or someone with caring experience, you’ll have the understanding to support those families who need some extra help…your help.

We all know that those early years before children go off to school are vital in a child’s life. At Home-Start Teignbridge we believe parents have the key role in creating a secure childhood for their children.

We are looking for caring and committed people who could spare 2 to 3 hours a week to support a family in need. Our volunteers need to be friendly, approachable, trustworthy, and good listeners.

We have a number of volunteer opportunities and many ways in which you can get involved.

Ways To Volunteer

By volunteering just a few hours each week you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in your community.

Home Visiting Volunteer

Thorough training is provided to support you in your role and regular supervision is given to ensure that you feel confident in your role. We ask that you offer around 2 hours of valuable time per week to a family in need of support. You will work alongside parents to help them cope with the stresses and strains of life and support them to have the skills, confidence and strength they need to help their children have the best possible start in life.

Telephone Befriender

During the current pandemic home-visiting has been suspended. As an alternative we are providing support via telephone and Zoom. A 5 week training course, via Zoom, is provided to support you in your role and regular supervision is given to ensure that you feel confident in your role. We also, as a group of volunteers meet once a fortnight via zoom to discuss our challenges and rewards. Our next course begins on 25 February and we have a few spaces left.

Fundraising Volunteers

Without volunteers helping us to raise much needed, vital funds, we would not be able to continue with our work. Our fundraising volunteers are committed to helping us raise our profile, run events and collect donations, all of which fund our family work. Through your support we are able to continue helping children and changing lives. To find out more:

Become a Trustee

Our Trustees provide essential leadership, guidance and governance from their own professional or lived experiences. They also play an important role as ambassadors for our work and can offer particular skills to the organisation (like human resources, information management or finance, for example). We welcome interest from those who can be passionate about our work with parents, children, families and the community. Importantly, the Board of Trustees should reflect the communities in which we work. We already benefit from a variety of skills, experiences and backgrounds and now need to add to that dynamic and creative team. The minimum commitment as a Trustee is for 8 – 10 hours each month, to attend meetings or to engage in Board discussions via email and Zoom. Further opportunities to get involved are possible too, so we can be flexible to suit individual motivations to volunteer.

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