Home Visiting Volunteer

We are looking for someone with parenting or childcare experience to support families.
2 hrs / week Flexible

Home-Start provides support, friendship & practical help to families with children from pregnancy up to 12 years of age. Volunteers are essential in helping to improve family life in many ways, such as;

  • Supporting children's learning
  • Helping to develop healthy lifestyles
  • Supporting to access the local community and its services
  • Improving isolation/ low mood/poor mental health
  • Supporting routines and boundaries as well as promoting positive behaviour strategies
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Demands of multiple birth
  • Disability and illness
  • Dads perinatal mental health and wellbeing

All families have different needs an we help the family to identify these needs before matching them with a volunteer that will provide the best possible support.

All our volunteers...

•Attend a course of preparation

•Receive regular support, both during the course and after, when they are supporting a family

•Are offered the opportunity to attend on-going training and social events throughout the year

•All volunteers are given an individual learning plan to support the the transition into further education or the workplace.


All volunteers receive all out-of-pocket expenses incurred whilst volunteering for and training with Home-Start
Deadline: Thu 25th July, 2024


Young people, Women, Men, Vulnerable people

Suitable for

People seeking work, People who are older, People working on their wellbeing, People new to volunteering


Accessible toilet(s), Autism friendly, Wheelchair accessible

Minimum age


Skills gained

Teamwork, Talking to others, Listening, Good Communication, Releability, Trust, Greater knowledge and understanding, Confidence, Readiness for work, Readiness for further education

Skills needed

Talking to others, Listening, Confidentiality, Communication, Empathy, Honest, Non judgemental, Reliable, Trustworthy


Criminal record check (DBS), References

Home-Start Wakefield

2 Kilnsey Grove, Wakefield, UK
Home-Start is a local network of volunteers that offers emotional and practical support to families across the whole of the Wakefield District, offering help and friendship during those early years when children are young and things can just feel overwhelming.
See all opportunities with this organisation