Volunteers visit families in their own homes and are there to listen, give reassurance, help out with the children, support parents practically and emotionally. The volunteers also support parents to access local services

Who volunteers?

Our volunteers are parents or have parenting experience and are of all ages and from all walks of life. Some volunteers want to gain experience working with families in order to help them achieve professional goals, some want to broaden their skills and some simply want to support families in their community.

What are the benefits for volunteers?

Volunteers will get a real sense of fulfillment from being involved in the community, make new friends, have fun, learn new skills and uncover hidden talents.

Home-Start Tower Hamlets is committed to supporting the self-development of our volunteers, and assists volunteers in achieving their personal goals wherever we can.

What sort of commitment do volunteers need to make?

Volunteers will need to commit at least 3 hours a week to visiting a family, undertake a DBS check and complete a 32 hour (8 day) preparation course. Preparation courses usually take place during term time about twice a year and the hours are usually between 10am to 2:45pm. You will also need to attend 6 weekly supervision sessions.


You can download a Volunteer Application form here.

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