Home-Start Monmouthshire

Volunteering....

You could be just the person we are looking for if you would like to help families experiencing difficulties!

Volunteer today...  you won't look back!

Could you help make a difference to families under stress with at least one child under 5 years old?

"A few hours a week is not much to offer, when it could make such a difference to a mother struggling with life and all its problems. Home Start offers this, A good reason to volunteer"

As a parent you will have exactly the skills needed to make a real difference to a family living in Monmouthshire.

YOU could be just the person we are looking for if you....

  • Are a parent

  • Have at least 2 hours a week to give

  • Would like to families experiencing difficulties

  • Understand that every family is different

  • Want to feel great about helping

Everyone is welcome

Our volunteers come from many different backgrounds and vary in age but all are either parents or have parenting experience.

They are carefully selected for their friendliness and understanding and are appropriately approved and all attend a course of preparation before being matched with families.

Interested?

What our volunteers do... is simply become a friend.

Our volunteers visit one or more families a week and take their own individual skills and experience to the families they support. Home-Start offers support to parents enabling them to grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links with the local community, helping to create happy and stable families. Our volunteers are from all walks of life.

  • They provide a listening ear so that parents can talk about their problems and difficulties and explore ways to resolve them.

  • They offer practical help.

  • Somebody to play with the children.

  • Help to enable the family to keep appointments.

  • An extra pair of hands when visiting the supermarket or playground.

  • They act as role models for parents, enabling them to develop their parenting skills.

All of the families we help have asked for support and welcome their volunteer into their home.

Click here to download our Volunteer Application Form (PDF) or call the Home-Start Monmouthshire office on: 01600 715608