Home-Start Central Lancashire currently have volunteers who support families within their own homes as part of our home-visiting service and volunteers who help within our family groups.
Whatever way you volunteer for us the rewards are many:
Home-Start Central Lancashire are also partnered with Lancashire Spice Time Credits. This means that our volunteers in Chorley and South Ribble are able to earn time credits for the time they volunteer.
All volunteers are thoroughly trained and supported before and during their time supporting families. You can expect:
What we ask from you:
Volunteers do not need any formal qualifications to become a volunteer, your knowledge from having parenting experience are the most valuable. Giving a family the opportunity to be supported by a volunteer with these life skills can make a difference to the lives of families we support.
“I have been volunteering for Home-start for 15 years and in that time I have met many families with different needs.”It is always exciting to meet a new family and I love getting to know them and building a friendship with them over time.
“Weekly visits with the family are something that I look forward to, I feel that I can contribute and help them through difficulties which gives me a feeling of satisfaction.
“It is always rewarding to see how a family grows in confidence enabling them to face new challenges.” – Olga
“I know from my experience that being a parent and bringing up children is very rewarding but very demanding too. It’s the hardest job there is. I decided to help families going through difficult times, by volunteering for Home Start.
“I’ve been visiting and working with families in their own homes for nearly five years and the experience has been enjoyable, interesting and rewarding. Seeing families and helping them get through hard times is the best thing for me. The best reward is to see them get back on their feet again more able to deal with problems.
“Sometimes, just getting them to see how they can enjoy life without spending lots of money is a real bonus. Volunteering isn’t just about helping with problems, it’s about positive things like enjoying time with families and having fun.” – Bernadette