Calling all parents, grandparents and carers – Home Start needs your skills!

What is the role: Home-Start Oxford requires volunteers to support families with young children. Home-Start works with families across in the City, Central Oxfordshire and West Oxfordshire including Witney, Carterton and Burford.

What does the role involve: You will support families in their homes for 2 – 4 hours per week who have at least one child aged 0 – 5. The aim of Home-Start is to support families who are finding things hard for a variety of reasons. You will help to build parenting skills and confidence and reduce social isolation. You will receive full training and ongoing support and supervision. The next training course starts in September so now is an ideal time to apply.

Benefits of volunteering for this role: 

  • You will receive excellent training, and ongoing support throughout your volunteering.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend networking events with other volunteers at which we can guarantee GREAT cakes
  • Travel expenses to training and your home visits are covered
  • You will learn new skills, make friends and know that you’ve made someone feel less alone.

Skills required: 

Home-Start is looking for volunteers who are a parent or grandparent or who have caring experience. The qualities they look for in volunteers are individuals who are empathetic, non-judgemental, good listeners, friendly, kind, practical, creative and who enjoy spending time with children.

Due to the nature of this role Home-Start Oxford will take out a DBS Safeguarding check. 

Interested in the role: Apply to admin@homestart-oxford.org.uk or call 01865 779991