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  • Posted 1 year ago

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.


Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Peer Educator
  • About the Volunteer Role
    Peer Educators attend group sessions weekly (individuals assigned to one group). They 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 peer educators work alongside.
  • Role
  • When you can volunteer
  • Suitable for under 18's
  • Type of role
  • Special Requirements
    Application form required, References required, DBS (criminal record check that the organisation will organise), Under 30 years of age with young parenting experience
Opportunities Location

Anywhere in Kirklees

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