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Being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heartbreaking and overwhelming. Life-changing events can happen to anyone, that's why Home-Start Norfolk is ready to support families ...

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Home-Start Norfolk  Volunteer - EAST

Home-Start Norfolk Volunteer - EAST

Organisation role · 2–3 hrs/Week · Starting from 9 Nov 2023
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Community & familyChildren & youthWellbeing
No PovertyGood health and well-beingReduced inequalities
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Summary

We are looking for caring and committed people who can commit 2 to 3 hours a week to support local families in their own homes, who are having a tough time.

Detailed description

By becoming a Home-Start Norfolk volunteer, you will be helping families in your local community who are going through a tough time. Parenting is hard, it can be lonely, overwhelming and heartbreaking. By offering support to parents in their own homes, you will be helping to build their confidence and resilience to cope with the day-to-day stresses of life and helping them build a better future for their children.


What we are looking for 


We are looking for caring and committed people who can commit 2 to 3 hours a week to support a family in their own home, where nurturing support is delivered to provide compassionate, emotional, and practical help to families. Support may include:


  • Parental and child wellbeing.
  • Support to reduce isolation
  • Help for parents to attend local mother and toddler groups.
  • Healthy eating routines
  • School readiness
  • Financial wellbeing.
  • A listening ear


Just to name a few!


Our volunteers must be non-judgemental, friendly, empathetic, compassionate, and good listeners. No experience is necessary; you need to care.


Benefits of Volunteering 


The benefits of volunteering can last a lifetime—not only for the families you are helping but for yourself as well. Here are some ways volunteering can affect you positively:


  • Meet new people and build friendships
  • Build your confidence and self-esteem
  • Improve your mental well-being
  • Gain new skills to develop your career
  • Giving something back


1 in 4 volunteers go onto paid work after volunteering for Home-Start Norfolk


Training


We are pleased to be able to offer a 4-week face-to-face training course. Training will take place at Gorleston Library, starting on Thursday 9th of November, between 09:30-14:30 and will run for four consecutive weeks. You must be able to attend all sessions.


Come to our coffee morning to learn more about our work at Home-Start Norfolk, meet team members and chat with current volunteers.


Gorleston Library –  02nd of November – 10:00-12:00.


We offer ongoing free training throughout your time with Home-Start Norfolk to help build your knowledge, which you can use for future employment or to progress your career.


We also hold regular coffee mornings where you can meet with other volunteers in your local area, meet the staff and catch up!


What we will provide for Volunteers



  • Dedicated Family Support Coordinator who you will meet regularly
  • Ongoing training opportunities to develop your career
  • Reimbursements of travel costs
  • A chance to meet and make friends with other Home-Start Norfolk volunteers in your area.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Home-Start Norfolk

Being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heartbreaking and overwhelming. Life-changing events can happen to anyone, that's why Home-Start Norfolk is ready to support families through their toughest times.

At Home-Start Norfolk, we believe parents have a key role in creating a secure, happy childhood for their children. Children raised in a positive, loving, stable environment are far more likely to have a positive, happy, healthy life. That’s why the support we give is so vital.

Home-Start Norfolk's volunteers work alongside families in their own homes, for 2-3 hours a week to give compassionate, non-judgemental support, tailored to each family. Our volunteers help parents and carers to develop their confidence and learn to cope with the challenges and stresses life has thrown at them. In doing so, parents are empowered to function effectively and independently in their day-to-day lives, building their resilience and better lives for their children.

Volunteers are fully trained and are given expert support and advice from their Family Support Coordinator.