There are several ways that you can help Home-Start Sittingbourne & Sheppey in a voluntary capacity:
- by supporting a family as a home-visiting volunteer
- by joining the Board of Trustees
- by helping us with fundraising
Home-Start Sittingbourne & Sheppey’s home-visiting volunteers come from many different backgrounds and vary in age but all are either parents themselves or have parenting experience and are carefully selected for their friendliness and understanding. All volunteers attend a preparation course before being matched with a family (subject to references and an enhanced DBS check). They then take their own individual skills and experience to the families they visit. Our volunteers offer their time and friendship and accept a parent for who they are.
Volunteer Preparation Course
Volunteers attend our office two mornings a week for several weeks during term time to complete the course.
Refreshments are provided. Travel expenses are paid at the end of each month.
Our next course date is to be confirmed.
The Home-Start Sittingbourne & Sheppey’s Board of Trustees is made up of local people from a wide range of backgrounds such as law, social care, HR, fundraising, education and business. The main requirements of a trustee are a real interest in the family support work we undertake and a willingness to be involved and active in the running of the charity. The Board ensures correct governance and is responsible for the financial security of the organisation.
If you would like further information or can help us we would love to hear from you, please Contact Us.