Home Visiting Befriender

  • VO72135
  • Home-based volunteering


You will be matched with a family to help them deal with challenges they face. You will support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

Families we support have at least one child under the age of 8, live in the Southside and require home-visiting support due to challenges such as illness, loneliness, single parenting, abuse or seeking asylum/refuge. When matched, a volunteer will visit once a week for 2-3 hours and provide support in line with these needs, aiming to reduce feelings of isolation, build parents' confidence and skills and access local facilities, amongst many other possible outcomes.

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.










This opportunity takes place during term time and school holidays and is home based volunteering.


Volunteers must have parenting or childcare experience in order to bring this knowledge and relevant skills to the role.
Experience required: Experience parenting or in childcare.
Travel details: All of the families Home-Start Glasgow South supports, and therefore that volunteers could be visiting, live in the Southside of the city. Volunteers travel preferences are accounted for when matching them with a family to ensure they can get there easily and safely. Our office in Pollokshaws, is the site where most of the volunteer training and events take place.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay for public transport rates on submission of receipts/tickets and mileage at a rate of 45p/mile.
Taster details: Not available
Training details: After the application form and initial interview, volunteers will complete a nine session weekly training course in groups followed by a final interview with a co-ordinator. Once matched with a family, volunteers will receive monthly supervision as well as regular opportunities for additional training such as First Aid.
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Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.