Home-Start Glasgow South

Charity registered in Scotland SC030131

Home-Start Glasgow South aims to support families in all areas of South Glasgow struggling to cope with the challenges of being a parent and the impact on family life. We want all families, and children, to have access to resources which will make everyday life less stressful and more enjoyable. Most of all, we want to give children the best possible start in life.

Current opportunity

Home-Start are looking for volunteers with parenting experience or experience of working/volunteering with children/families to help families (with at least one child aged 8 or under) who could use some additional support. Volunteers use their experiences of parenting or work/volunteering with children/families to help by offering emotional and practical support to families, with the aim of enabling them to lead less stressful and more enjoyable lives. The needs of individual families will vary but as a Home-visiting Volunteer you could be involved in anything from engaging in fun activities with the children and helping parents with managing behaviour to practical or emotional support for the families. We take all our volunteers through a FREE training course to ensure that they are fully prepared and confident in the role. This is a great opportunity to grow and gain experience in a support-focused role. You'll also have the chance to meet new people, learn new skills and use your knowledge to improve the lives of local families and children. Usually volunteers support families for around 2-3 hours a week and the time is flexible to suit your availability.