Home Visiting Volunteer

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Trained volunteers will providing support and friendship to a family with at least one child under the age of 5Yrs. Becoming a parent can be an isolating experience and can bring many pressures. Home Visiting volunteers offer emotional and practical support to local families helping to reduce isolation, help with budgeting, creating boundaries and developing routines. Volunteers help families feel empowered while children will have a happier, secure family life.  

We will be delivering our full prep course via ZOOM starting on 4th November 2020. Volunteers will be trained as Home-Visiting volunteers, but will receive the telephone befriender training within the delivery as we are not providing face to face support at this time. 

What skills do I need?

Volunteers need to have experience of working with children, or be a parent themselves having lived the experience.


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
    Homestart will carry out the DBS
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Volunteers are needed for approximately 3 hours per week.

Posted for
Homestart Essex - Harlow

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  • Children
  • Families and Parenting
  • Mental Health


  • Supporting Charities
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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