Home-Start Southwark volunteers visit families with young children to provide emotional and practical support, and help them cope with the challenges they face. We believe that supporting parents during the early years of a child's life lays a vital emotional and social foundation for the child, building happier, healthier lives and helping them achieve their full potential. Usually a volunteer will visit a family for 2-3 hours per week for a six month period, enabling them to achieve their own goals such as reducing isolation or improving parenting skills.
Anyone who has been a parent or carer for children under 5 is welcome to volunteer with us. We offer free training to all our volunteers and the next 8 day training course starts on Wednesday, 20th September.
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Home-Start Southwark volunteer please call us on 0207 737 7720, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out our website at http://www.homestartsouthwark.org.uk/volunteering/