Home-Start Kirklees is a family support charity, offering volunteer support and practical help to families in Kirklees with pre-school children under the age of 5.
We provide a unique service – recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home who are struggling to cope.
We offer practical help and emotional support to any family in Kirklees who have at least one child under five and not in full time education. The families we help are struggling to cope because of a range of problems such as ill-health, disability, mental health problems; debt or housing problems; family breakdown; parents may have a learning disability, or be very young parents, with no supportive family. In addition, families may also have experienced a multiple birth, be new to the area, or be socially isolated.
Our trained volunteers offer weekly support to young families (with at least one child under the age of 5 and not in full time education) in their own homes to help alleviate the challenges and pressures of family life, increasing the family’s capacity to cope and help reduce isolation and build confidence and resilience.
We are part of a national network of Home-Start schemes around the UK. Each scheme is run locally and is responsible for raising their own funding. Home-Start Kirklees has been operating since 1999, and we have helped over almost two thousand families since then.
Volunteer Role TitleYoung parents group volunteer
About the Volunteer RoleGroup volunteers needed to support our weekly groups for young parents aged 14-24. Locations and times of sessions vary. You would not need to attend every weekThey help set up the room with play activities, prepare lunch and play with the children as well as offer a listening ear with the young mums and provide practical advice and support. Group sessions are led by paid members of staff and the group volunteers work alongside.You would be fully supported by your co-ordinator and travel expenses are paid.
Type Of RegularFlexible
Suitable for under 18'sNo
Type of roleBefriending/Support/Care
Special RequirementsApplication form required, References required, Requires a DBS
Anywhere in Kirklees