Home-Start Aberdeen seeks volunteers to help families

15 May 2019

Acknowledging UN International Family Day – 15th May - and the importance that families play in society, Home-Start Aberdeen are looking for people who could join its network of trained volunteers, to help families with young children.

“We're there for parents when they need us most because a child’s earliest years really matter.Just a couple of hours a week makes all the difference to a child’s future," said Eleanor McEwan, general manager.

Home-Start Aberdeen works to build strong families and happy children in local communities through the provision of trained, supportive volunteers who visit families with young children in their own homes, helping them to deal with challenges they face.

“Our volunteers provide emotional and practical support to families, living in Aberdeen, who could be struggling with isolation, physical and/or mental health problems, bereavement, post-natal depression and/or many other issues.

“We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.There is no judgement, just compassionate, confidential help from parent to parent, backed by expert staff.Following Home-Start support over 90% of parents see significant improvements in their own and their children’s emotional and physical health and wellbeing.

“Without trained and dedicated home-visiting volunteers and indeed all our volunteers we couldn’t exist.”

Home-Start Aberdeen are now seeking volunteers from all walks of life – parents supporting parents – and would like to hear from anyone who thinks they could help and get involved.

For further information, training dates or an informal chat please contact the team on 01224 693545 or email volunteering@homestartaberdeen.org.uk

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