African man and lady holding handsThere are several ways that you can help Home-Start North Somerset in a voluntary capacity:

  • by supporting a family as a home-visiting volunteer
  • by becoming a trustee
  • by helping us with fundraising

If you would like to become a home visiting volunteer you must be a parent yourself, be free to support a family for a minimum of 2 hours once a week and be able to volunteer for up to a year. You should have a non-judgemental attitude and understand the pressures of bringing up a family.

In return we offer a  free comprehensive initial training package and on going support and further training from your local Home-Start team.  If you would like to apply to be a home visiting volunteer please contact us for an initial discussion on 01934 419396 or contact us.  All applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS (police) check.

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Home-Start Volunteers say..

“The way the family has welcomed me into their home and shared things with me, has made me feel very privileged and valued”

“The difference that I have seen in my families in a relatively short time with just a little help and support when the going is tough for them is just BRILLIANT!!”

The Home-Start North Somerset Management Committee – board of Trustees is made up of local people from a wide range of backgrounds. 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 and attending committee meetings. The committee ensures correct governance and is responsible for the financial security of the organisation.

A Trustee says..

‘I love being part of the team that keeps our volunteers, staff and families working so well together.  Being a Trustee uses the skills I learned in the workplace (and some others I never knew I had!)  to raise funds and to keep a safe working environment for all concerned.  Our meetings are quite informal  but get the work done.  We have lots of ideas for fundraising events which are always fun! 

If you think you could help we really need a couple of new trustees to join our small team, please contact the office and they will put you in touch with one of us to talk further.’

Find out more

If you would like more information about being a trustee or a fundraising volunteer (see next page) we would love to hear from you, please Contact Us.

We have prepared the following resources for you to download from the website if you wish to find out more or apply. Click on the buttons below to download the files to your computer.

Home-Start North Somerset Volunteer Specification

Home-Start North Somerset Role Description

Home-Start North Somerset Volunteer Application Form


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