Charity registered in Scotland
Home-Start Kincardine support families with at least one child under five.
Our network of volunteers provides practical and emotional support to families who are facing challenges in their lives.
We aim to provide compassionate, confidential help to families when they need us most.
We are looking for dedicated individuals to strengthen and support the existing trustees on our Board. We wish to increase the diversity and experience on our Board, so hope to attract applications from a wide range of talented individuals. Whilst all applications are appreciated, we are keen to attract people with experience or knowledge in the following areas:
Social Media/Marketing – You will work closely with the Scheme Manager to help grow our social media following, as well as post new content on social media and our new website.
Fundraising – You will support the Scheme Manager with fundraising activities e.g., community fundraising, online fundraising or bid writing.
Child Protection – We support families with young children and welcome trustees with experience in this area. You will be available for ad hoc email correspondence to support the staff team in their work if necessary.
A Home-Start Kincardine volunteer offers regular support, friendship and practical help to families with young children who are experiencing Difficulties, in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis or breakdown. This work requires a high level of commitment and reliability and will be supported by a Home-Start Coordinator. All our volunteers are parents, or have parenting experience.
Home-Start volunteers work towards increasing the confidence & independence of a family by:
1. Offering support, friendship and practical help.
2. Visiting families in their own homes, community locations or virtually.
3. Reassuring families that difficulties in bringing up children are not unusual.
4. Emphasising the pleasure of family life.
5. Developing a relationship with the family.
6. Encouraging parents’ strengths and emotional well being for the ultimate benefit of their own children.
7. Encouraging families to widen their network of relationships and to use the support and services available in their community.
8. To retain and respect the family’s dignity and identity.
All Home-Start Kincardine volunteers must be able to:
1. Undergo a criminal record check.
2. Attend an initial training course.
3. Attend regular supervision, support and additional training days.
Did you struggle with poor perinatal mental health, or have you had experience supporting parents with poor perinatal mental health ? Would you like to support new mums who are struggling ?
We are looking for special volunteers who can provide intensive support for around 10 hours per week for up to 12 weeks.