At the heart of Home-Start is the belief that parents play the key role in giving their children the best start in life and that other parents or those who have had parenting experience have the knowledge and understanding to support those families who need help.

Home-Start East Sussex has developed an excellent reputation within the Voluntary Sector, providing opportunities for volunteers to develop new skills, meet new people, feel valued and have fun, with the support of staff committed to ensuring that they get the most from their volunteering experience. 

Many of our volunteers have used their experience as a stepping stone to paid employment.

Why volunteer

There are many opportunities for volunteering within Home-Start, working directly with families or supporting those who do. Read more »

How volunteers can help

Volunteers help families finding it difficult to cope with bringing up a young family. They offer time, friendship and help with the difficulties that parents with young children can face. Read more »

Types of volunteer

There are a number of volunteering opportunities at Home-Start including the home visiting service, and the short break service. Read more »

Volunteer Stories

Read what some of our volunteers have said about volunteering with Home-Start. Read more »


Training and support

Volunteers undertake a 10 week course of preparation and receive lots of support both during the preparation course and after. Read more »

How to apply

If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer find out how to apply or apply online. Read more »