Home-Start Bracknell Forest


Support and friendship for families

Home-Start Bracknell Forest

Support and friendship for families


Volunteering for us

Our next Volunteer Preparation Course starts at the end of September/beginning of October 2018 and runs for six Tuesdays (excluding half term).  Contact us if you are interested in joining in.

How you can help

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

  • by supporting a family as a home-visiting volunteer
  • by becoming a trustee
  • by helping us with fundraising
  • by supporting families in group settings

We also have a small number of opportunities to help us out at events.

Home-Start Bracknell Forest’s family support (home-visiting) volunteers bring a wide variety of background skills and experience to their role to reflect the families they support but they all have parenting experience.  All volunteers attend a 30 hour preparation course and are carefully checked before being placed with a family.

A Home-Start Volunteer says…

“I have been a Home-Start volunteer for the past year and it has had such a positive impact on the family I visit weekly and also for me personally. It is incredible how much of a difference just a couple of hours chatting with Mum or playing with a toddler can make. It’s hugely rewarding and a great privilege.”

The Home-Start Bracknell Forest Board of Trustees is made up of local people from a wide range of backgrounds. The main requirements of a trustee are a real interest in the family support work we undertake and a willingness to be involved and active in the running of the charity. The committee ensures correct governance and is responsible for the financial security of the organisation.

Hilary Mason, Chair of Home-Start Bracknell Forest Board of Trustees says…

Having spent my working life supporting children, parents and schools I know just how important the early years are in a child’s development and how much parents need and value support. I have always had huge admiration for the work of Home-Start and feel very privileged now to be the Chair of Trustees for Home-Start Bracknell Forest.

If you can help us we would love to hear from you, please Contact Us.

We have the following downloadable resources available if you wish to apply for a voluntary position with Home-Start Bracknell Forest.

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