5 Dec 18

Home-Start is the country’s leading family-support organisation, helping thousands of families every year and offering enjoyable, interesting and well-supported voluntary work to people with a bit of time to spare. Home-Start Volunteers visit families in their homes to help for a few hours a week, offering practical and emotional support to strengthen families, building their confidence and ability to cope, enabling them to give their children the best possible start in life. Volunteers also support families to attend family groups to enable them to meet other families and build their own support networks. We regularly see parents who were finding life difficult more able to enjoy time with their children as they gain self-esteem and confidence in their own parenting skills.

The Goole Home-Start Scheme is based at The Courtyard on Boothferry Road in Goole, we are expanding our service to support families in the Selby area and surrounding villages. We are therefore recruiting Volunteers to join our friendly team.

Volunteers come to us for many reasons and along the way they gain confidence and skills for their own development and growth.  Volunteers receive excellent preparation for the role, through the Preparation Course, which volunteers tell us they find fun and enjoyable (no home-work, no tests!). There are also opportunities for further training, experiences and skills that can lead into employment.

Volunteering with Home-Start is a chance to be part of a vital local service and requires energy, commitment, reliability, creativity and a sense of humour. Volunteers tell us that the time they give to Home-Start is enjoyable and rewarding, increases their confidence and their circle of friends and makes them happy!

Our next preparation course starts on the 5th March 2019. It runs on Tuesdays 9.30-3pm and Thursday evenings 6pm-9pm for 5 consecutive weeks.