Families need support for many reasons, post-natal illness, a child's disability, family breakdown, bereavement or maybe they feel isolated from their community. Whatever the reason Home-Start provides support through volunteers and help to build the families confidence and ability to cope.
We currently support 16 families from the Bridgwater and surrounding areas. A volunteer visits on a weekly basis for around two hours each week. We are always looking for volunteers to enable us to support more families within our community.
Many families in the local community have benefited from Home-Start and have grown in confidence and the ability to cope, through non-judgemental practical and emotional support provided by our volunteers. Volunteers enable families to feel confident to access services for themselves and to lessen the impact of isolation.
At Home-Start we support any parent with at least one child under five who asks for our help.
To volunteer you must be a parent or have parenting experience.
You will support a family by visiting them at home for around two hours a week.
You should be able to commit at least six months of your time.
Be able to attend our free volunteer preparation training course.
You will be supported by your local Home-Start during the time you are visiting families.