We recognise that being a parent can be hard work, especially with young children and that many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life. It can be even harder when faced with issues such as post-natal depression, a child’s illness or disability, isolation, or multiple births. The families we help come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are looking for support for many different reasons.
Currently Active Volunteering Roles:
Home-Visiting Volunteer - Home-Visiting Volunteers offer families support and encouragement in their home by visiting them once a week for a period of six months
Telephone Befriending Volunteer - Our Telephone Befrienders offer emotional support and guidance to families through one-to-one phone calls with a parent/carer
Wellbeing Volunteer - Home-Start Essex run a selection of face-to-face and online wellbeing groups to provide parents with coping mechanisms, build friendships and peer support, talk openly in a non-judgemental environment and improve their mental health. As a Wellbeing Volunteer you would support parents in these groups
Family Group Volunteer - Our Family Group volunteers support at our local Family Groups run by our Coordinators and Play Workers
For more information and how to apply, click the 'Send me application details' button.