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Family Befriender

Have you got some time to spare?
Have you got parenting experience?
Would you like to make a real difference to a family's life?
If so, you could have exactly the skills needed to make a difference to a local family in Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster or Hammersmith & Fulham. Home-Start's carefully trained volunteers give free informal, friendly and confidential support to any parent with at least one child under five. By visiting a family in their own home and offering friendship, practical help and emotional support, our volunteers represent a lifeline for many families who are finding it hard to cope.

You will benefit from:
- A rewarding experience in a supportive organisation
- 40 hours accredited training
- Regular supervision
- Experience and skills for your CV
-Time Credits
Our September Prep Course will take place 16th September on Tuesday and Wednesday. The training will last for 5 weeks from 10am -2.45pm and will take place at our head office in Westminster.

About Home-Start Westminster - VCKC

Home-Start Westminster supports local families with at least 1 child under 5 who are experiencing difficulties. We currently support families living in the London boroughs of Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Kensington & Chelsea. We recruit and train volunteers from the local area with parenting experience to work with families in their homes, or within the local community, for two hours a week. Carefully-matched volunteers are able to build trusting relationships with families through their offer of time, emotional support, practical support and friendship and can act as a bridge between the family and the wider community. We are a small team working with a committed group of volunteers, and we aim to really make a difference to the quality of life of the families we work with. Home-Start wants to see a society in which every parent has the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life. Home-Start supports parents for as long as they need it as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links in the community.

Times you can volunteer

Saturday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings

Monday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings

Tuesday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings

Wednesday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings

Thursday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings

Friday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings


Skills

Listening
Talking to others