Home Visitor

  • VO47063


Volunteers help to increase confidence and independence in families by offering support, friendship and practical help. They visit families in their own homes in order to protect and respect each individual’s dignity and identity. A relationship then develops in which understanding and trust can grow. Volunteers often reassure families that difficulties in bringing up children are not unusual, emphasise the positive aspects of family life, encourage parents strengths and emotional well-being and encourage the family to widen their network and effectively use the support and services available in the community. A volunteer may choose to offer support to more than one family and is supported throughout by a co-ordinator. A Preparation Course is delivered in a fun and rewarding environment.

Organisation aims and objectives

Home-Start East Fife provides support for families by recruiting and training volunteers to work with and support parents with young children. Volunteers visit families in their own homes and provide vital support in many diverse situations, which can include illness, disability, post-natal depression, isolation, bereavement and multiple births. In addition to home visiting support, we also run Family Support Groups where children and families meet in a child-safe environment and are involved in a range of activities together.










one day per week for 6 - 7 weeks


Parenting experience required
Experience required: Parenting experience. Each volunteer visits a family in their own home, our families are based throughout East Fife and volunteers choose how near to or far from their own home they wish to volunteer.
Travel details: Some travel is likely to be required. This will we discussed with individual voluteers
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Monthly claim form to be completed for car usage (national rate paid) or will reimburse public transport (attach tickets).
Training details: Volunteers are required to attend a Course of Preparation (6 days over 6 weeks) which covers areas such as role of the volunteer, the kind of support to provide, parent & children's needs, child protection, listening, boundaries, play & confidentiality
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

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