Home-Start Hampshire is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with children age 0-11 years. Family Support Volunteers offer regular support and help to families under stress either in their own homes or at family groups, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown. Because childhood can’t wait.
In addition to our Family Support Volunteers, Home-Start Hampshire also relies on the support of our ambassadors , a group of volunteers committed to raising awareness of Home-Start Hampshire throughout the communities we serve building and strengthening community relations.
The role involves the following and new volunteers are fully supported by our experienced team of staff and volunteers....
Network in the local community to promote Home-Start Hampshire and its services (promote to your friends, family members, your church those at your sports club or work colleague or other groups such as Lions, Rotary).
Arrange, attend, and give talks to local groups about Home-Start Hampshire, sharing information about the work we do and how they can get involved with supporting us (we have standard presentation materials for you to use and usually buddy you with a longer-standing volunteer).
Attend pre-arranged events on behalf of Home-Start Hampshire, e.g., recruitment fairs, summer fetes, Christmas fairs, sporting challenges as a competitor or moral support cheerleader!
Join a local team to support the organisation of an event(s) to raise funds for Home-Start Hampshire.
Support the Business Development team to identify business, or community groups to provide funds, gifts in-kind and those open to sponsorship opportunities.
We envisage that the role will require around 5 hours per month commitment so will easily fit around the majority of lifestyles.
We are looking for volunteers with the following attitudes, and motivations:
Enthusiasm – we are looking for new and innovative ways to raise funds and to engage local supporters.
Commitment – we ask that our Community Team volunteers can offer reliability, dependability, and work as a trusted member of a team.
Time – able to give their time to the activity or event from beginning to end.
Passion - for the ethos of Home-Start Hampshire, understand the needs of parents, the vital importance of children’s early years and positive mental health for all the family.
Sensitive and caring attitude - towards others, able to work with a non-judgemental attitude, including positive attitude to working with people of any gender, family status or sexual identity, ethnic origin, culture, or religion, or who may have a disability.
Currently volunteers need to be 18+.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Where applicable with receipts.
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Recruitment Process
Informal discussion, application form and references.
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
The role is flexible and will fit around a volunteer's existing commitments - approximately 5hrs per month.
This opportunity is available in the following areas: