Southport & Formby

New Volunteer 6 week Preparation Course – June 14th 2024

Volunteering in Southport & Formby with Home-Start

Home-Start Southport & Formby volunteers come from many different backgrounds and vary in ages. They are carefully selected for their friendliness and understanding, are appropriately approved and all attend a 6-week preparation course before being matched with families. An enhanced disclosure with the Disclosure & Barring Service is undertaken and references are taken up.

What do they do?

Home-Start Southport & Formby volunteers visit one or more families a week and take their own individual skills and experience to the families they visit. They are neither paid nor are they professionals, so they will not replace a Health Visitor or Social Worker. Our volunteers accept families for who they are, with a non judgemental approach.

Who can become a volunteer?

Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcomed. They need no specific qualifications, but they do need the ability to listen with understanding, to maintain confidentiality and bring with them commitment both to the scheme and to the families they visit. Parents who have been visited often become volunteers themselves.

What support is available to our volunteers?

A vital element of a Home-Start scheme is the planned support offered to all volunteers. This is usually on a one-to-one basis between the volunteer and the co-ordinators. Volunteers may also support each other. All are offered formal and informal group meetings, training on a variety of subjects and social events.

If you are interested in becoming a Home-Start Volunteer please contact us to find out more on 01704 542276, or download the application below and return to admin@homestartsouthport.co.uk

New Volunteer 6 week prep course                         14th June 2024

A group of our volunteers attended training on an Alcohol and Drug Awareness.  
Celebrating our Volunteers at Christmas

New Volunteer 6 week preparation course -14th June 2024

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