Volunteering

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Volunteer

Our Board

Our Board of Trustees are responsible for the management, policy and guidance of our charity. 

 

The range of duties include making the charity effective, providing overall direction, and maintaining the sound management of funds.

 

If you have an interest in people, a desire to improve the lives of families within the community and could offer monthly support to attend meetings and fundraising events then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or click here to download a copy of our trustee application form.

Home Visiting

By volunteering just a few hours each week, you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in your local community.

 

No qualifications are necessary to become a volunteer with Home-Start however most of our volunteers are parents or grandparents.  Full training will be provided and all volunteers will undergo an enhanced PVG check.  For more information on the PVG scheme, please click here.

 

If you have an interest in, or experience of supporting young children and family life, we would love to hear from you.

 

Home Visiting Volunteers would work with families on a one-to -one basis in their own homes to support family life and challenges.

 

To find out more information about becoming a Home Visiting Volunteer, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here to download our volunteer application form.

Volunteer Testimonials

 

"I learnt about Home-Start through another volunteer.  Having lived abroad with two young kids, I'm only too aware how hard parenting can be without a strong community and support system around you.  Home-Start helps to provide and build some of that community and support and I wanted to be part of giving some of that."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jo, Home-Start Volunteer

 

"Volunteering for Home-Start has given me a sense of achievement when I'm helping someone else.  It's such a valuable service that help in what may seem like small ways but has a big impact on the families they support."                                                                                                                              Belinda, Homecloud-Start Volunteer

 

"One of the most rewarding roles I've had.  Helping others is such a selfless thing to do and it doesn't go unnoticed when you see how much you can improve the lives of families even by just giving them your time and patience"                                              Jenna, Home-Start Volunteer 

 

Volunteering News

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Do you have a spare couple of hours every week? 

 

Would you like to learn new skills or use your experience to help other families in your local area?

 

Home-Start North East Aberdeenshire are looking for more volunteers across a variety of roles.  Our next training will begin early September 2021.  Click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to find out more information.

 

 

Becoming A Trusteemegaphone

 

How did you become involved with Home-Start NEA?

 

About 10 years ago, in the Fraserburgh Herald, I saw an advert asking for people to join Home-Start NEA as volunteer trustees.   After finding out more about Home-Start and their work befriending families in difficulty, I made an application and was accepted as a trustee.

Never did I think that I would still be involved in 2021!  However I became more and more impressed with the value of the support given to families, week by week, by their home visiting volunteers. These volunteers are trained and supported by Home-Start coordinators, and that is where the trustees come in.

 

What is the role of a Trustee?

 

It is the trustees' responsibility to make sure that each Home-Start scheme is properly managed and funded and staffed.

It is very interesting to meet each month with the other trustees. We check on our policies, funding and training...all the governance issues. During 2020 and in 2021 we have had to plan how to provide a service to many families who are struggling with Covid related issues of loneliness, or mental health, or child care and poverty.

 

What have you gained from being a Trustee?

 

For all the hours put in as a trustee I have gained so much. Trustees develop strong bonds working as a team to guide and support the Home-Start scheme. We also have the opportunity to be involved in fundraising plans and developments and the fun of family activity days around Banff and Buchan.

It is a privilege to know that every volunteer's involvement is helping to improve a child's life chances and also providing friendship and support for a family going through a hard time.

Marjorie, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Home-Start NEA.

Home-Start North East Aberdeenshire
Crimond Medical and Community Hub
Logie Avenue West
Crimond
Aberdeenshire
AB43 8QJ

 

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Registered Charity No: SCO23323 

Sponsored By:

Aberdeenshire Council

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