Home-start Goole and District (including Selby area)
Home-Start Goole & District provides trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.
How Home-Start can support your family
The ups and downs of family life can sometimes seem so daunting, e.g. isolation and loneliness, coping with a new baby, illness, demanding toddlers, disability – or just running out of steam!
Every Home-Start volunteer is trained to work alongside you to overcome the challenges you are facing and give you the support that you tell us you need.
Location and Contact Details
Home-Start is a 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 and now support families in the Selby area and some 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 training 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!