Volunteers Needed

Can you answer yes to the following questions?

  • Do you have parenting experience?
  • Do you have 2 hours to spare each week?
  • Can you attend a 10 week training course – 10am to 2pm (term time only)

If you can then we need you!

We are currently recruiting for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Basildon, Billericay & Wickford
  • Brentwood
  • Castle Point
  • Rayleigh and Rochford.

If you are interested then we want to hear from you – you can find out more information by contacting us on 01245 847460 or email us on south@home-startessex.org.uk

We have 2 free Volunteer Prepration Courses starting soon:

  • Tuesday 30th January 2018 – Wickford Community Centre, Market Rd, Wickford, Essex, SS12 0AG.
  • Wednesday 31st January 2018 – Rayleigh Weir Fire Station, 500 Rayleigh Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 3TR

All courses are for 10 weeks (term time only) from 10am to 2pm.

Who can volunteer?

  • Must be a parent or have parenting experience e.g. adoptive or foster parents.
  • You must have good listening, interpersonal and communication skills, be happy to home visit on your own after the introduction.
  • People who care and enjoy helping others.
  • A team player.

What will I gain?

  • The ‘Feel Good’ factor from helping others in your local community
  • Increase your knowledge, skills and experience to help your chances of getting into employment or further education
  • Ongoing training
  • Out-of-pocket expenses paid
  • The chance to make new friends
  • Helping to make a difference to a child’s life
  • Getting to know your local community and what is out there.

Your Commitment

  • Attend a 10 week Preparation Course – 4 hours a week (10am until 2pm), term time only
  • To adhere to the Home-Start Policies and Procedures
  • To produce a monthly report and expenses sheet
  • Commit to 2 hours a week home visiting, can be term time only
  • At least 4 support sessions per year and
  • 2 on-going training days per year.

How do I join?

  • Complete an application form by contacting the office or downloading one below
  • Please ensure you have 2 referees and they are aware of your application.
  • You will have to undergo an enhanced DBS Police check (which we will pay for) as part of our Safer Recruitment Policy; therefore if you have any previous conviction, please inform us on the informal interview.
  • The form can be returned by email,  post or handed to one of our Co-ordinators at your Pre-Course Home Visit. 

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Volunteer Information Pack

Volunteer Application Form


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