Home Visiting Volunteers | Home-Start Aberdeen

Home-Start Aberdeen supports local families, who may be vulnerable or suffering from isolation, with Home-Start Aberdeen aims to prevent family crisis and breakdown in vulnerable, struggling families with young children.

*Our home visiting volunteers:

>Offer support to a local family in their own home for 2-3 hours per week. >Receive training and ongoing support. >Help others develop their parenting skills. >Encourage families to engage with their communities.  >Provide practical guidance on budgeting and household management. >Connect families with other relevant organisations and services.

All of our home visiting volunteers are carefully matched with a Home-Start family to ensure that the relationship is as productive as possible for everyone. Regular training is provided and all volunteers have a co-ordinator who provides ongoing support and meets with them regularly. Our next volunteer preparation training course is planned for early May.

*Why volunteer?

People choose to volunteer with Home-Start Aberdeen to:

>Make a difference to a family’s life. >Give something back to their local community. >Return the support they once received from Home-Start.  >Share a similar experience. >Boost confidence.

>Prepare for returning to work or to progress career.  >Do something fulfilling with spare time.

*Data gathered by Home-Start UK last year indicated that more than 90% of the families supported by Home-Start volunteers said they felt:

>More involved in their children’s development.  >That their children’s emotional and physical health and wellbeing had improved. >Better able to manage their children’s behavior. >Less isolated.

>Less stressed. >More able to cope with day-to-day running of the house. >That they were using local services more.

*Find out more

>For an informal, no-pressure chat about becoming a volunteer with Home-Start Aberdeen, please telephone 01224 693545 or email volunteering@homestartaberdeen.org.uk . Further information is also available on our website at http://www.homestartaberdeen.org.uk/want-help/home-visiting