Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is an essential part of Home-Start’s unique delivery model, which sees people from the local community coming forward to support families in need, following a rigorous recruitment process and training.

They come with a range of skills and experiences to offer, either through their professional lives or through personal experience as parents.

Home-Start is renowned for its comprehensive Preparation Course which must be undertaken by all volunteers before they are matched with a family. The course covers topics including child development, communication skills and managing conflict, with staff on hand to answer volunteer’s questions.

All volunteers are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and must supply references.

If you would like to join our Volunteer Team, please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form below and return a paper copy to: Home-Start Torridge & North Devon, First Floor, 31 Bridgeland Street, Bideford, Devon. EX39 2PS.

Volunteer Application Form