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 TitleTrustee
About the Volunteer RoleWe are looking for a Trustee to join our board to help lead and steer the organisation. Ideally someone who lives or works in north Kirklees and has experience in either business, marketing, IT, social media or fundraising.This involves attending a Management committee meeting once every month plus some preparation time to read documents before the meetings. We would estimate that it should take around 8 –10 hours per month.Being a Trustee has legal and financial responsibilities, however these are shared with the whole Trustee board. You would have plenty of support from other Trustees and the opportunity to help us shape the organisation going forward.
Type Of RegularFlexible
Suitable for under 18'sNo
Type of roleFinance/Trustee/ Governance
Special RequirementsApplication form required, References required, Requires a DBS