Home-Start Aberdeen’s home visiting volunteers work alongside with families, offering them compassionate and confidential support, tailored to what each family wants and needs. Home visiting requires energy, commitment, reliability, creativity and a sense of humour. It can be exciting and challenging, but above all, it is extremely rewarding and worthwhile.

Most of our home visiting volunteers have some parenting experience which means they understand that family life can be tough sometimes. They offer vital support  which enables families to make big differences to their lives.

Our home visiting volunteers:

  • visit families weekly in their own homes
  • offer friendship, emotional support and practical help
  • draw on their own experience to help parents develop their skills, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children
  • keep children at the centre of the support, focusing on their wellbeing and safety to ensure the best possible outcomes for them

We offer our home visiting volunteers:

  • excellent preparation for their role through our Volunteer Preparation training course
  • regular and frequent support and supervision meetings
  • ongoing help and advice from a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator
  • ongoing training and personal development opportunities
  • the opportunity to make new friends and build social networks
  • paid expenses while supporting a family
I can honestly say that volunteering has been the single best thing I have done in the last two years. I feel like it has completely changed my outlook on life and made me feel so much better about myself and my abilities. I feel like I've benefitted just as much as the families I've supported.
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