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  • Posted 5 months 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
  • About the Volunteer Role
    We are looking for a Trustee to join our board to help lead, shape and steer the charity going forward. Ideally someone who lives in North Kirklees and has experience in either accountancy, income generation or fundraising that could bring significant knowledge or experience in one or more of these areas. This involves attending a board meeting once every 6 weeks plus some preparation time to read documents before the meetings and becoming a member of one or more of the sub-committees that meet a minimum of four times a year. We would estimate that it should take around 8-10 hours of time per month to fulfil the role. Being a Trustee has legal and financial responsibilities, however these are shared with the whole board. Support will be offered from other the Trustees and the Director in terms of an induction to the role.
  • Role
  • When you can volunteer
  • Suitable for under 18's
  • Type of role
    Finance/Trustee/ Governance
  • Special Requirements
    Application form required, References required, DBS (criminal record check that the organisation will organise)
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