Home-Start Norfolk  Volunteer

Home-Start Norfolk Volunteer

Organisation role · 2–3 hrs/Week · Starting from 5 Jun 2024
Flexible location
Community & familyChildren & youthWellbeing
No PovertyGood health and well-beingReduced inequalities
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Volunteering with Home-Start Norfolk is a fulfilling experience. Make a significant impact on young children and their parents in your community. Join us today!

Detailed description

Volunteering with Home-Start Norfolk is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling journey. Our exceptional team of dedicated volunteers has been honoured with The King's Award for Voluntary Service, a testament to the profound difference they make in the lives of children and their parents in Norfolk.

By generously dedicating a few hours of your precious time each week, you can make a lasting impact on the lives of children. Start your volunteering journey today and be a part of something amazing.

Supporting parents in their own homes will help build their confidence and resilience to cope with the day-to-day stresses of life and help 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 well-being,
  • Help for parents to attend local parent and toddler groups,
  • Healthy eating routines,
  • Sleep Routines
  • School readiness
  • Financial wellbeing.

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

Training and Support

In person training course starting on 5th June in Norwich. The course will run each Wednesday 10:00-14:00 for 4 weeks.

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 will we provide volunteers?

  • Dedicated Family Support Worker 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.