Our Volunteers

Volunteers are at the heart of Home-Start Redbridge. We depend on their skills, their time and their sharing of knowledge to support families, their willingness to act as trustees, raise funds and run a wide range of complementary family support activities. We know that their offer of help is different from that of a paid worker and this help is especially important for vulnerable and isolated parents. We aim to build recognition of the contribution of volunteers, developing their roles internally and externally.

 

By drawing in local volunteers and providing them with the backup and training needed to support families, the volunteers themselves grow in stature and in confidence. Many Home-Start Redbridge volunteers go on to further education and into employment. They often also build on their experiences with Home-Start Redbridge to develop other links in their local communities and to contribute generally as citizens.

Training is a vital part of preparing volunteers for Home-visiting and all volunteers must attend our Volunteer Preparation Course. The subjects dealt with on the course are both comprehensive and diverse and ensures that the volunteers are well prepared for the role they have undertaken. Home- Start volunteers derive great benefit from the ten week training course they participate in prior to volunteering. It instill confidence to a group of people that have spent time bringing up their own families and often do not realise they have a wealth of life experience to share with others.

Volunteer outcomes


  • Increased personal development
  • Increased confidence
  • Development of professional skills
  • Better access to future work opportunities
  • Increased sense of belonging in the community
  • Increased support networks

Does this sound like something you could do?

Have you got 2-4 hours a week spare during school hours? Are you a parent, grandparent or carer?


If you do then you are just the person we are looking for to help families in our community. In return you will receive training & support, out of pocket expenses, obtaining new skills and valuable experiences to add to your CV.  Follow the link below & send us a message using our contact form. 

Click here if you are interested in joining our team