Home Visiting Volunteers

  • VO75367


Description

Home-Start Aberdeen supports local families, who may be vulnerable or suffering from isolation, with Home-Start Aberdeen aims to prevent family crisis and breakdown in vulnerable, struggling families with young children.

*Our home visiting volunteers:

Offer support to a local family in their own home for 2-3 hours per week. >Receive training and ongoing support. >Help others develop their parenting skills. >Encourage families to engage with their communities. >Provide practical guidance on budgeting and household management. >Connect families with other relevant organisations and services.

All of our home visiting volunteers are carefully matched with a Home-Start family to ensure that the relationship is as productive as possible for everyone. Regular training is provided and all volunteers have a co-ordinator who provides ongoing support and meets with them regularly.

*Why volunteer?
People choose to volunteer with Home-Start Aberdeen to:

Make a difference to a family’s life. >Give something back to their local community. >Return the support they once received from Home-Start. >Share a similar experience. >Boost confidence.
Prepare for returning to work or to progress career. >Do something fulfilling with spare time.

*Data gathered by Home-Start UK last year indicated that more than 90% of the families supported by Home-Start volunteers said they felt:

More involved in their children’s development. >That their children’s emotional and physical health and wellbeing had improved. >Better able to manage their children’s behavior. >Less isolated.
Less stressed. >More able to cope with day-to-day running of the house. >That they were using local services more.

*Find out more

For an informal, no-pressure chat about becoming a volunteer with Home-Start Aberdeen, telephone 01224 693545 or email volunteering@homestartaberdeen.org.uk . Further information is also available on our website at http://www.homestartaberdeen.org.uk/want-help/home-visiting

Organisation aims and objectives

We are one of Scotland’s largest Home-Start schemes, providing up to 180 families and 270 children with 27,500 hours of emotional and practical support in their own homes each year. Home-Start Aberdeen works with families to help them: •gain access to relevant health and welfare services •manage family budgets and nutrition •engage with their communities •enjoy family life again.

Restrictions

Experience required: We are looking for warm, compassionate people with a sense of humour and a realistic outlook on life.
Travel details: Volunteering Opportunities take place throughout Aberdeen City. Home-Starts main office is in centre of Aberdeen (Alford Place, Holburn Junction).
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Any relevant travel costs eg. bus fares, mileage and parking costs are offered to volunteers.
Training details: Full training and support is available. The volunteer, the family and the Home-Start co-ordinator work together as a team.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 3 months ago

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.