Being A Volunteer
Why become a Home-Start Volunteer?
There are several ways that you can help Home-Start Ashfield in a voluntary capacity:
- by supporting a family as a home-visiting volunteer
- by joining the Management Committee
- by helping us with fundraising
Home-Start Ashfield's home-visiting volunteers come from many different backgrounds and vary in age. If you are a parent yourself then all that is needed to volunteer for Home-Start Ashfield is the ability to empathise with other parents and the motivation to want to help people..It is the time, the care and the commitment volunteers give that can and does make a real and practical difference to the lives of others. Volunteering is a good way to learn new skills, meet new people, feel valued, and have fun! All volunteers attend a preparation course before being matched with a family.
All volunteers undertake a course of preparation, in order to prepare them for the role, many volunteers also find that they learn a lot about themselves during the course and feel more confident and able to learn new skills. Some even find it is a valuable asset to their career.
For ways on how to help with fundraising, please refer to our Fundraising Page