Southport & Formby

Volunteer FAQs

Q: How do I apply to be a volunteer?

A: You can find more details here. However, please give us a call on 01704 542276.

Q: I think I’d like to be a volunteer for Home-Start; what qualifications do I need?

A: You need to have parenting experience and a caring, understanding attitude to young families who are experiencing difficulties.

Q: What is the commitment for Home-Start volunteers?

A: You need to be able to offer to visit a family once or twice a week for a couple of hours each time. The initial training is a Preparation Course that runs once a week for 6 weeks, and other optional training days are offered periodically. You will also have regular contact with the Home-Start Co-ordinators.

Q: I don’t fancy being a “home-visiting” volunteer, what else could I do to help?

A: We need volunteers to help out at our baby groups and pram walks. We also need volunteers with business skills to join the Trustee Board. Or, you could help us financially! Have a look at the About Us and Fundraise pages for more ways to help us.