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Home-visiting family support volunteer

Home-Start West Dorset. Bridport Areas

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We are looking for volunteers with parenting experience to provide tailored support to families with young children through weekly visits to the family

Offer practical support eg help within the home, accompanying families to playgroups /shopping/ appointments

Offer a confidential and non-judgemental listening ear and encouragement

Helping parents rediscover the joy of parenting

Attend regular supervisions with your Home-Start Coordinator

Next volunteer preparation training course starting Autumn 2018, at Paceycombe House for ten weeks.

Helen Horsley

Further location details may be provided below.

Address for office/training is Dorchester Youth and Community Centre, Kings road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1NJ where staff administer the scheme. Home-Start West Dorset supports families in the West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland areas, so our volunteers come from across this region too.


One week

Admin,Basic IT skills - internet & email,Counselling,Managing People,Organising & Planning,Reading & Writing,General Helping

TO BE A PARENT To complete the free 40 hour home-start volunteer preparation training course (accreditation optional), further ongoing training is available on various relevant topics for supporting families with young children. Commit to offer 3 hours per week for a minimum of 12 months (discounting holidays etc). Completing a 'diary' of visits.

Our volunteers receive a sense of satisfaction from supporting a Home-Start family as they offer advice, guidance, friendship and support. Although a lone worker you are part of an enthusiastic and committed team. The preparation training course is a good basic course that some have found gives them the confidence to undertake further study.


Advice, Information & Support,Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring,Caring,Community Work,Counselling,Practical Work & DIY,Support Work,General & Helping

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