Home-Start Guildford

Could you be a Home-Start volunteer? Posted June 29 2022

Home-Start Guildford is a family support charity covering the Borough of Guildford. Our trained, home-visiting volunteers with parenting experience, support families struggling to cope with postnatal depression, mental health, illness/disability, multiple births, family breakdown and financial worries.

Could you spare a few hours each week to help a family with young children?

Are you interested in learning new skills on our friendly, free volunteer training course?

We are currently recruiting for our next volunteer preparation course.

Please call the office on 01483 511181 or E: office@hsguildford.org.uk for further information. www.hsguildford.org.uk Registered Charity No. 1154609

Mission Statement

Parents Supporting Other Parents - a simple idea that really works!

Home-Start Guildford has been supporting families for 25 years.  We are a charity and voluntary organisation that aims to prevent family crisis or breakdown by offering regular volunteer support to parents who are experiencing stress with at least one child under the age of 5, usually referred to us by Health Visitors.

We recruit and train volunteers who have parenting experience, to visit the families at home for a few hours once a week and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support, as well as practical help. This support is aimed at helping parents to grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links with the local community.  Ultimately this support helps the children have the best possible start in life.

Please see the volunteer role for more detail.