Family Support Volunteer

  • VO88023


Home-Start are looking for volunteers with parenting experience or experience of working/volunteering with children/families to help families (with at least one child aged 8 or under) who could use some additional support.

Volunteers use their experiences of parenting or work/volunteering with children/families to help by offering emotional and practical support to families, with the aim of enabling them to lead less stressful and more enjoyable lives.

The needs of individual families will vary but as a Home-visiting Volunteer you could be involved in anything from engaging in fun activities with the children and helping parents with managing behaviour to practical or emotional support for the families.

We take all our volunteers through a FREE training course to ensure that they are fully prepared and confident in the role. This is a great opportunity to grow and gain experience in a support-focused role. You'll also have the chance to meet new people, learn new skills and use your knowledge to improve the lives of local families and children.

Usually volunteers support families for around 2-3 hours a week and the time is flexible to suit your availability.

Organisation aims and objectives

Home-Start Glasgow South aims to support families in all areas of South Glasgow struggling to cope with the challenges of being a parent and the impact on family life. We want all families, and children, to have access to resources which will make everyday life less stressful and more enjoyable. Most of all, we want to give children the best possible start in life.










Frequency and commitment details

We pay public transport costs with submission of tickets and petrol costs with submission of mileage


Experience required: Parenting experience or experience of working or volunteering with children/families
Travel details: Families are across the southside of Glasgow, travel expenses will be paid for visiting families
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: We have a training course that is offered to all Family Support Volunteers, this support covers the basics of things the volunteer needs to know about the charity and issues that may arise during their time volunteering. On-going training has previously included child protection training, perinatel mental health, gambling awareness, child & baby first aid, autism training but we are always looking for new training opportunities for our volunteers. All Family Support Volunteers also receive regular supervision sessions with a staff member
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