Home-Start Kirkcaldy

Charity registered in Scotland SC020659

Home-Start Kirkcaldy offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in Kirkcaldy, Kinghorn, Burntisland and Cardenden. Since 1994, they have offered a unique service for families - recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home. Home-visiting volunteers visit a family once a week to help them deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. We also runa weekly family group, creche and organise trips and outings.

Current opportunities

If you have parenting experience and 2-3 hours a week to spare, why not become a Home-Visiting Volunteer with Home-Start Kirkcaldy and help out a family with young children? Home-Start Kirkcaldy recruits and trains volunteers who are then matched up with a family with young children. The families are referred to us because they need a bit of support (maybe mum has post-natal depression, is isolated, new to the area, there’s lots of children) and our volunteers visit once a week to help out. Our volunteers help with all sorts of practical tasks such as going shopping, getting to appointments, helping out with the children, being a listening ear. Travel and any other out-of-pocket expenses are paid. Training courses for new volunteers run throughout the year

Without Trustees our scheme wouldn't exist and families and children wouldn't get the support they need. Being a Trustee can be rewarding and gives opportunities for personal development and the chance to give something back to the local community. Trustees help guide our scheme and contribute to our leadership and direction so staff can manage the day to day work. The Board are responsible for good governance and employ the staff team as well as overseeing the sound management of funds. The Board of Trustees work closely with the staff and work on a variety of things jointly such as fundraising and publicity.