Being a Home-
> be a parent or have parenting experience.
> have a positive attitude to working with people of any gender, family status or sexual identity, or who are from any ethnic origin, culture or religion or who may have a disability.
> demonstrate a sensitive and caring attitude towards others.
> have a non judgemental attitude.
> be clear about confidentiality.
> be reliable and understand the importance of reliability to the family.
> have good communication skills including an ability to listen.
> have a warm and open personality and a sense of humour.
> have time and enthusiasm for Home-
> be able to work as a member of a team.
> be prepared to keep records as requested by the scheme.
Volunteer Hours of Work:
> include an initial one day a week course of preparation, usually lasting 8-
> a minimum of three hours per week according to the families' needs.
> attend the support and supervision sessions offered by their co-
> ideally offer a commitment of at least 18 months volunteering after completion of the induction course.
A Volunteer's role is to:
> offer support, friendship and practical help.
> visit families in their own homes, where the dignity and identity of each individual can be respected and protected.
> reassure families that difficulties in bringing up children are not unusual.
> emphasise the positive aspects of family life.
> develop a relationship with the family in which time can be shared and an understanding developed.
> encourage parents' strengths and emotional well being for the ultimate benefit of the children.
> encourage families to widen their network of relationships and to use effectively the support and services available in the community
> good training and support.
> reimbursement of expenses.
> enhanced career prospects.
> opportunities for self-
> the opportunity to help those in need.
How to become a Volunteer:
Just contact us by your preferred method on the Home/Contact Us page and we can discuss the possibilities with you.