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  • VO75691
  • Board/trustee role


Home-Start offers one-to-one personalised support for parents with children under 5. Home-Start places trained volunteers alongside parents and support is provided for as long as the family needs 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.

Organisation aims and objectives

Home-Start Dunfermline is a voluntary organisation which provides support, friendship and practical help to families in their own homes, through 1:1 volunteer home visiting, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown. Home-Start also runs a family group once a week in Dunfermline. We work with families which have children under the age of 5 in the Dunfermline and South West Fife areas. Families can be referred through their health visitor or other professional workers, and we also accept self-referrals.










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


Experience required: Trustees bring their own current skills and experience to the role. A full induction programme is in place. Interest in family welfare; good communication; good team player.
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.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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