• VO75691
  • Board/trustee role


Home-Start offers one to one personalised support for parents with children under five. Home-Start places trained Volunteers alongside parents and support is provided for as long as the family need it.

Trustees make up the governing body of Home-Start Dunfermline and have a responsibility to ensure that the charity’s activities are carried out in accordance with the Trustee and Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
Trustees ensure that the organisation complies with requirements under both Charity and Company Laws, in addition to other laws such as Employment, Health & Safety etc. Board meetings are held bi-monthly and the Trustees take an active part in the discussions and decision-making.
Free training on the Roles and Responsibilities of a Trustee is available from FVA.

Organisation aims and objectives

Sometimes it is really tough being a parent and a little help can make a big difference. Home-Start provides an unique service for families - recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home. The families we support may experience isolation, illness, disability, bereavement or simply find parenting a struggle.We cover the whole of the West Fife and Dunfermline area - from Aberdour in the East to Kincardine in the West, and as far as the M90 motorway ie Kingseat and Townhill in the North. Home-visiting volunteers can reach families across the whole area and all families are welcome to come into Dunfermline for our weekly family group. We also run smaller groups from time-to-time in the villages.










2 hours for bi-monthly Board meeting for ideally at least 1 year.


Experience required: Interest in family welfare, good communication, good team player. Trustees bring their own current skills and experience to the role. A full induction programme is in place.
Travel details: Home-Start Dunfermline, 41 Bruce Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7AG
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 45p per mile + expenses incurred.
Training details: Once a trustee has been elected they will work through the Home-Start induction programme. The programme will be supported, throughout, by the information and guidance within the Governance Handbook. Free training on the Roles and Responsibilities of a Trustee is available from FVA
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer