It is important to Home-Start West Berkshire that we provide our families with the best support possible. Great volunteers are essential to our service and we know that being an excellent home-visiting volunteer takes skill and practice so we give you all the tools you need to do the best job. Our training course is 30 hours delivered over 7 weeks. It is an accredited course so by completing a portfolio alongside the training sessions, you can gain a Level 2 qualification in Preparing to Volunteer for Home-Start.

Our volunteers tell us that our course is fun, interesting and helps them to feel prepared to support a family in need. Sessions are interactive with lots of great discussion and scenarios to help you consider how are families might feel in their situations whether they are coping with depression, disability or illness or isolation. “I have really enjoyed the course and have met some lovely people. I feel well-prepared for the volunteer role and I am confident that I will be well-supported.” new volunteer.

Our next course is approaching. It starts on Wednesday 19th September 2018 and will run for 7 consecutive Wednesdays (except for half term) from 9.30-2.30pm. If you are interested in joining us then please contact Clare Watkins on or call 01635 760310 for more information. If you are a volunteer for us, why not recommend our opportunities to your friends. We are sure they will love Home-Start just as much as you do!