Family Support Volunteers
Home-Start Arun, Worthing & Adur
Home Start Arun, Worthing & Adur is a charity run by local people to transform the life chances of children in our community. We recruit, train and support volunteers to work alongside families in their own homes or in a group setting, whichever is appropriate. Working to give children the best possible start in life, we support parents to grow in confidence, develop and strengthen the relationship with their child(ren) and widen links with the local community.
Parenting is the key skill: this might be in the form of being a parent, step or foster parent or full-time nanny. You might have other skills useful to support parenting: knowledge of money mentoring and/or budgeting, education and school readiness, additional needs - physical, mental and emotional, nutrition, cooking, household routines.
Satisfaction from helping a child to get the best start in life. Using your skills and experience to benefit your wider community. Learning and development opportunities which may lead to further education and/or employment.
Our volunteers visit families in their own homes for 2-3 hours each week, so having your own transport is preferable.
When do I need to be available?
|Details||Volunteers visit families during the day. There is no evening or weekend work unless to support a fundraising or promotional event, ie Christmas Fayre.|
- Civic Responsibility and Communities
- Employment, Education and Training
- Families and Parenting
- Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender
- Mental Health
- Womens Issues
- Supporting People and Befriending
- Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
Our family groups are held in Children and Family Centres which are accessible
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
All travel expenses are reimbursed
- Health and Safety
Insurance Cover for Volunteers
You are required to inform your car insurance company that you are volunteering
A successful enhanced DBS check is mandatory
- Suitable for 13 - 16 years
- Suitable for 16 - 18 years
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
Support on Offer
Regular support and supervision is mandatory
40 hours of initial training is mandatory. An annual Safeguarding update is also mandatory. Many other learning opportunities are available.