If you’re a parent or a carer, or maybe a grandparent, you know just how tough family life can be at times.
As volunteers, who have parenting experience, we help families with all sorts of problems, from the everyday to the overwhelming.
Problems such as:
- Loneliness and isolation
- Relationship difficulties
- Coping with twins/triplets etc or several pre-school children
- Ill health, disability or special needs
- Lone parenting
- First-time parenthood or new babies
- Coping with bereavement
- Post-natal illness
- Children’s behavioural issues
(Please note that this list is anything but exhaustive). Home-Start’s approach is very personal and friendly and this often reassures parents that what they’re going through is not unusual, that they are not alone.
Can you help?
We are eager to hear from people interested in becoming volunteers. If you can spare 2 hours a week to offer positive, caring support to a family with young children we would love to hear from you.You need parenting experience, to be approachable and able to identify with parents who need support.
If this sounds like you, we have Volunteer Preparation training in the Autumn of each year. The 10 weekly sessions start at 10:00am & finish at 2:00pm and are held in Saffron Walden. Volunteers are subject to an enhanced CRB check. Home-Start Uttlesford is committed to equality of opportunity and diversity.
If you are thinking of becoming a volunteer then please contact us