Home-Start Oldham, Stockport & Tameside (HOST)

Support and Friendship For Families

Home Visiting Volunteers

Having a young family can be tough, especially if you’re also facing other challenges.  The support of a volunteer who’s been there makes a world of difference.

Photograph of a group of volunteersAll our volunteers are parents themselves, or have had 24-hour parenting experience, which is what makes their support so valuable.   They know what it’s like, and can offer the benefit of their experience to families who are experiencing tough times.

If you could spare 2-3 hours each week to offer a local family support, friendship and practical help, you could be a Home-Start volunteer!

Home-Start Oldham, Stockport & Tameside are committed to fully supporting our volunteers.  You will initially attend an 8-week preparation course (one morning or afternoon session per week), following which we would match you with a local family.  We work with you, carefully matching you with a family you feel you can give the best support to and in the geographical areas that you request.  We have families requiring support for a wide range of reasons and who would like you to visit during the daytime, evening or at the weekend.   All we ask is that you are friendly, approachable and non-judgemental, and committed to providing a confidential service.

From the day you join the initial training, you will have support from a designated co-ordinator. and the opportunity to access a wide variety of free further training and social eventrs throughout the year.  Expenses incurred while volunteering are fully reimbursed.

Find out more about volunteering with Home-Start – download our Volunteer Information Booklet here.

If you think you could help a local family when they need it most, download our Volunteer Application Form and send it back to us at:

Email:  info@homestarthost.org.uk

Post:  Home-Start HOST
Ryecroft Hall
Manchester Road
M34 5ZJ

If you have any questions you’d like to ask us, or to receive an application form by post or email please telephone us on 0161 344 0669 or email info@homestarthost.org.uk

Home-Start is committed to safer recruitment practices as an important part of safeguarding & protecting children & vulnerable adults




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