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Home-Start Chelmsford are looking to recruit people to join our existing team of volunteers. We are seeking people who

  •  are parents or have parenting experience
  •  can spare 3 hours a week
  •  have a caring and sensitive attitude to others
  •  have a non-judgemental attitdue to others
  •  are good listeners
  •  are happy to work with people from diffrent backgrounds, cultures or religions
  •  can ideally commit for a perod of 2 years
  •  ideally have a car to enable them to travel to families homes

New volunteers will need to complete a 40 hour preparation course which is one day a week (9.30-2.30) for 10 ten weeks, (courses generally start at the end of September). Please note that all volunteers must agree to an enhanced D.B.S check being carried out.

If you would like to apply to be a volunteer please complete the application form below and return it to the Home-Start office

Volunteer Application Form

Feedback from Families

Please see below some of the feedback that we have received from Families

“I found that Home-Start made a great difference to my children, they were comfortable and trusting of my volunteer.  They enjoyed her visits and she has become part of our family.  Jenny was fantastic, she helped me emotionally and I had a lot of confidence in her.”

“My volunteer was very helpful and informative, I got to attend baby massage and have help to go to the shops and I also got the opportunity to get on with housework.”

“The service by Home-Start has been absolutely invaluable in helping me with my 3 young children, especially getting out and about and the emotional support my volunteer offered me.  I cannot thank Home-Start enough.”

“Irene has been amazing support, she has given me confidence, she’s been a sort of mother figure replacement.”

“The support and friendship offered by Jane came at a crucial time and I’m grateful.  I feel able to cope with the challenges of life knowing I’ve weathered the storm with a friend by my side. All the children have adjusted well to their lives now.”

More about Home-Start

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