Home-Start Grantham’s latest volunteers have just finished their accredited (CERTA) training to become family support volunteers within Grantham and surrounding rural areas.
The new volunteers are all looking forward to making a difference in their local community.
This valuable training and the ongoing training and support offered by Home-Start Grantham gives a real insight into the issues facing families today and helps boost volunteers confidence and knowledge. Once this is combined with their own parenting experience they have a strong foundation to support families struggling to cope.
The training offered and volunteering experience can be a fantastic stepping stone into further education or help progress a career in social care.
Home-Start Grantham provides support for local families through informal, family friendly activities, including home visits, family support groups, organised trips, outings and events.
Their call for more volunteers comes as Home-Start’s services are being hit by a funding cut from Lincolnshire County Council commencing on October 1.
If you are a good listener, have parenting experience and can spare three hours a week, whatever your age, Home-Start Grantham would love to hear from you.
Home-Start Grantham are currently recruiting volunteers for their September course. Anyone interested in becoming a home-visiting volunteer is asked to contact the scheme on 01476 515310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org