Where: Your local community
Commitment Required: Approximately 10 hours a month
Training provided: Yes


We have around 1,000 trustees based in every local Home-Start across the UK. As independent charities, local Home-Starts require trustees to serve on their governing body (board), taking responsibility for directing the management and administration of the organisation. It is a fantastic opportunity to support your local community whilst also developing your skillset in the workplace.

Requirements of the role:

In order to be a trustee volunteer, you will be required to:

  • attend a minimum of four meetings per year (more may be required, check with the local Home-Start you want to support)
  • undergo a criminal record check at an enhanced level
  • undergo a selection process as outlined by the local Home-Start
  • commit to the legal and financial responsibilities of the role, as outlined by the local Home-Start

Training and support:

Trustees are fully inducted into Home-Start before beginning their new role; they will receive:

  • an induction day, introducing Home-Start’s service and your responsibilities
  • safeguarding training: providing an overview of safeguarding children in Home-Start, how to respond to concerns about a child and understand where to go for advice and support
  • training on providing a high-quality service to families (quality assurance)
  • paid expenses
  • access to Home-Start’s intranet – full of information and guidance on running a local Home-Start
  • the support of specialist staff at Home-Start UK
  • Additional training may be provided by the local Home-Start

Register your interest to become a trustee