Home-Start West Berkshire

Giving Children the Best Start in Life


There are several ways that you can help Home-Start West Berkshire in a voluntary capacity:

  • by supporting a family as a home-visiting volunteer
  • by joining the Trustee Board
  • by helping with fundraising

Who are Home-Start volunteers?

Our volunteers are committed and caring people who offer their time freely.

They are usually parents themselves and bring with them personal experience, skills and knowledge of the resources available within their local area.

They are friendly and approachable and can be relied on and trusted by parents to listen without being judgemental, and to respect the needs of each individual family.


All volunteers…

  • Undertake a 30 hour course of preparation which they can choose to accredit for a formal qualification. This fully prepares volunteers for their role.
  • Receive lots of support both during the preparation course and after, when they are supporting Home-Start families from a designated organiser.
  • Can access additional training and social events throughout the year.
  • Receive all out of pocket expenses incurred whilst volunteering for Home-Start.


Volunteer application pack

If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer please contact us or call 01635 760310 in order for us to arrange an initial interview in the comfort of your own home.

The organisers are always at the end of the phone if you need them and you are encouraged if your not sure to talk to them. This is the most rewarding job I have ever done. I am being paid by the difference I make to people’s lives.

Quote from Volunteers

Trustee Board

Home-Start West Berkshire’s Trustee Board is made up of local people from a wide range of backgrounds such as social care, law, HR and business. The main requirements of a trustee are a real interest in the work we undertake and a willingness to be actively involved in the running of the charity. The Trustee Board is responsible for the financial security of the organisation and ensures its strong governance.

Support and Friendship for Families

You may find this leaflet useful if you are interested in volunteering to help families: Support and friendship for families – A guide to volunteering

If you can help us we would love to hear from you, please Contact Us.  If you are interested in helping us to fundraising please see the next page.

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