Types of volunteer

There are a number of volunteering opportunities at Home-Start East Sussex:

Home Visiting Service

  • Parent-focused service primarily taking place in the families’ own home
  • Service offered to families with at least one child under five who need some support to help meet the needs of their children, but do not have complex or multiple problems
  • After attending a matching visit with their Coordinator, volunteers visit families for approximately three months
  • Visits are 2-3 hours a week with a focus on one or two achievable objectives
  • Volunteer Role:   to support the parent with issues such as; isolation – e.g. helping parents to identify and engage with a local baby group, toddler behavioural issues, cooking healthy meals on a budget
  • Volunteers receive regular supervision

trusteed and volunteers

Other Volunteering Opportunities (when available)

  • Supporting family groups or training courses – they are usually held weekly and require one or two volunteers’ support.  For more information please phone Sarah in the office
  • Joining the fundraising team – the team meets quarterly. For more information please phone Kate in the office
  • Helping out in the office – for more information please phone Alex in the office