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Homestart Hillingdon - Home Visiting Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

Homestart is a charity supporting the local community families to cope with isolation, post-natal illness or other mental health problems, disability, multiple births, bereavement, domestic violence, or any parenting or family life struggle. The organisation has a network of trained volunteers and experts visiting matched families in their own homes for 2-3 hours once a week to provide non-judgmental practical and emotional support.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

In this role, you will support those families who may be dealing with a variety of difficulties including; post-natal depression, isolation, physical and mental health problems, bereavement, financial worries, or relationship difficulties. As a Home Visiting Volunteer, you will learn a set of skills such as empathy and compassion, active listening, communication, interpersonal, cultural sensitivity, patience, and tolerance.

Typical duties include:

  • Offering support, befriending, and practical help to the family supported
  • Drawing your own experience of parenting to encourage parents’ strengths and emotional well-being
  • Encouraging families to widen their network of relationships and to use effectively the support and services available in the community
  • Keeping a brief report of visits for monitoring purposes 

Please note, this organisation requires a minimum 12 months commitment.


Additional Benefits:

  • Volunteering Hours to go towards the Brunel Volunteers Award
  • Volunteering achievement recognised on your HEAR Transcript

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