Home-Start's team of trained volunteers make sure a child’s early years count. By volunteering just a few hours each week you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in your community.

Our volunteers are trained and given expert support from the local Home-Start in their community. They provide peer-to-peer support.

We help families from all backgrounds through their most challenging times.

Just a couple of hours a week can transform the loves of parents and their children.

Local volunteers provide non-judgemental, compassionate and confidential support to families.

Our volunteers give families the right help at the right time, and in a way that suits them.

By volunteering just a few hours each week you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in your community.

Share you knowledge and experience and improve the lives of families and young children in your community

How can I make a difference to a family?

Whatever way you volunteer for us you will:

  • make a difference to parents and children facing great difficulties
  • give something back to your local community
  • perhaps return the support you once received from Home-Start
  • share a similar experience

How will I benefit from volunteering?

As well as changing the lives of other, volunteering has a huge impact on the person giving their time. Research shows that our volunteers see:

  • better health and well-being;
  • improved personal and skills development;
  • improved chances for work
  • and more self-confidence

Volunteering is a great thing to do if your are preparing to return to work or to progress your career. Or simply if you just want to do something amazing with your spare time

“Sue was the one person who stayed to help the children and me pick up the pieces. With Sue, I learned to cope as a single parent.  Sue has never let us down, she is just brilliant. I am over the moon. For my children, Home-Start has been second to none

Tim, widowed parent
Sue was his volunteer from
Home-Start Charnwood

Find out about ways to volunteer

Contact Home-Start to find out more about volunteering

Staff at your nearest Home-Start will tell you all you need to know about what's involved. And they'll answer any questions you may have.

Contact your nearest local Home-Start