What does a Home-Visitor volunteer do?

A home-visiting volunteer provides support for a family in the family’s own home, usually spending a couple of hours once a week with the parents and their children. You work with each family to help them in the way they need most. This may be with practical tasks such as escaping from the house, getting to appointments or helping get organised, offering advice and sharing experiences, or supporting parents through emotional issues.

What would I get out of volunteering for Home-Start Cymru?

We know that volunteering with us can also have a huge impact on our volunteer’s life too, our research tells us that our volunteers have:

  • better health and well-being;
  • improved personal and skills development;
  • improved chances for work
  • and more self-confidence

What benefits are there to volunteering with you?

You will be part of a passionate and supportive team, helping to make a real difference to the lives of families in your community. You will receive relevant training, and opportunities to gain new experiences and develop new skills and confidence. You will also have the chance to meet new people and spend your time doing something that is worthwhile and rewarding.

Who can be a Home-Start Cymru volunteer?

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. Our roles are open to applicants over the age of 18.

When can I volunteer for Home-Start Cymru?

Our volunteer roles operate on weekdays, evenings and weekends. Time commitments vary depending on the volunteer role. They range from just a few hours a month to several hours a week.

Will I get training to become a Home-Start Cymru volunteer?

Yes! All roles require an element of training, including induction, to get you settled into your role.

Where can I become a Home-Start Cymru volunteer?

Home-Start Cymru covers 18 local authorities in Wales. If you don’t live in these areas, you can volunteer with other Home-Start charities near you:

Does volunteering affect my benefits?

No, you can volunteer if you receive benefits. We reimburse out-of-pocket expenses for volunteering, which is not a payment.

Do I get my expenses paid?

Yes, we reimburse out-of-pocket expenses for volunteering.

I am not a parent. Can I volunteer for Home-Start Cymru?

Yes, there will be a role for you with us. We are looking for people who are compassionate with a non-judgmental attitude. If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

I have a disability. Can I volunteer for Home-Start Cymru?

Yes, there will definitely be a role for you with us. We would like to hear from anyone interested in volunteering with Home-Start Cymru, including if you live with a disability.

I am an asylum seeker. Can I volunteer for Home-Start Cymru?

Yes, if you are applying for asylum, you can volunteer at Home-Start Cymru.

How can I apply?

Ideally, we need you to fill in an expression of interest form.

 If you have any trouble, please email info@homestartcymru.org.uk

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Want to speak to one of the Volunteering team?

You can contact us by email at info@homestartcymru.org.uk. Our opening hours are 9 am – 4 pm Monday- Friday.