How to Volunteer for us…

Volunteering with Home-Start is a rewarding and fulfilling role. Not only with you have the opportunity to make a difference in a family’s life but you will also gain a wealth of experience and skills to support your own progression. Volunteers are required to commit to initial and on-going training whilst also dedicating 2 hours per week to visit a family.

‘I am completely confident to talk to my volunteer about everything, knowing she will not judge me and that she genuinely tries to help me and cares about us’ – Home-Start Family 

To enquire about becoming a Home-Start volunteer and start your journey with us please call the office on 0161 721 4493 or email

Alternatively complete the contact form below and we will get in touch with you…

Successful applications are dependent on satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Certificate. All out of pocket expenses are reimbursed. Every prospective volunteer must attend the preparation course. The aim of the course is to build on the skills you already have as a parent or carer, and is not highly academic. You do not need any formal qualifications to complete the course, just parenting experience.  Please visit Our next courses… page for the dates of our next course.

The course content includes:

  • The role of a Home-Start volunteer
  • Values and attitudes
  • Family like: parents and children
  • Family life: stress factors
  • Community support networks
  • Safeguarding children
  • Confidentiality
  • Commitment, boundaries and support
  • Home-visiting
  • Endings, evaluation and what next