Volunteer for us?

We are always keen to welcome new volunteers to the team! Are you:

  • a parent or have parenting experience?
  • able to commit 2-3 hours per week?
  • able to attend an intensive induction training programme?
  • looking to return to work or study, or wanting to give something back to the community?
  • looking to gain new skills

All of our volunteers attend our Course of Preparation, the aim of the course is to build on the skills you already have as a parent or carer, and is not highly academic. The course is a combination of E-learning modules and 2 face to face training days.

Our volunteers are then matched with one of our families and visit the family for 2-3 hours per week, providing practical and emotional support and making a huge difference to that families life.

Please visit our How to Volunteer for us… page for more information and details on how to become a Home-Start Manchester volunteer.

We asked our current volunteers what they get out of volunteering for Home-Start Manchester…

‘Volunteering for me has proved deeply fulfilling on many levels. Fundamentally it makes me feel like a better person‘ – Vicky, Home-Start Volunteer

‘Sense of achievement knowing you are able to make a difference’ – Melissa, Home-Start Volunteer

‘I get a lovely feeling of satisfaction knowing I am making a little difference in someone else’s life’ – Vicki, Home-Start Volunteer

Join our #Volunteerarmy #thiscouldbeyou

We won an award at the Spirit of Manchester Awards 2018 for Volunteer Involving Organisation of the Year! Here is a film that was created for the awards…