What we ask of you as a home visiting volunteer:

  • be a parent or have full-time parenting experience
  • undergo a criminal record check at enhanced level
  • attend our free volunteer preparation course with other new volunteers. This is normally 40 hours’ training over ten weeks and takes place before you are linked with a family
  • be able to visit a family at home, once a week, for around two hours, to support them
  • understand that your support for families is completely confidential
  • be able to commit to at least a six month period of support
  • have a non-judgemental attitude and understand about the pressure of bringing up a family

Volunteers do not need any formal qualifications to support a family.

Your experiences as a parent are the most valuable thing to the families we help, and you are fully trained and supported by us for as long you are with us.  More about our support for you ...