Volunteer Training

We are looking for more volunteers: Grandparents, Dads and Mums, to join  our nest Course of preparation 

All home-visiting volunteers participate in a 40 hour preparation course before being matched with and introduced to a family needing their support. The training is carried out by our two Co-ordinators, one day (5 hours) a week over a period of 8 weeks. The course ensures that volunteers are prepared for the different situations in which they might find themselves when supporting their family. 

Volunteers attend regular supervision with their Co-ordinators and group meetings where they have the opportunity to meet with other volunteers.  There is a small amount of monthly paperwork to be completed and all travel expenses are reimbursed. Home-Start Meon Valley’s volunteers are matched with families who have young children with one child being under the age of 5 years and who need a little support to help them through a stressful time. Volunteers are asked to visit their family once or twice a week 2-3 hours offering friendship, support and practical help. If you have a few hours a week to spare and you have parenting experience, please call to find out more.

This voluntary work is unpaid but is highly rewarding. Do something new for YOU. You really can make a difference to a family’s life. Volunteers have the opportunity to attend additional courses regularly throughout the year – please come and join us – we really need you and you could help your local community by volunteering for us. For more information:

Please telephone 01329 835936 or

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