Home Visiting Volunteering

Our next training course will be on:

28th & 29th November 2019 from 9.30 to 2.30 at our offices in Croydon. 

Please contact Suzie on 020 8667 0207 or contact@croydon-homestart.co.uk for more information. 

Home Visiting Volunteers are an essential part of the Home Visiting Service we offer to families within the borough of Croydon.

To become a home visiting volunteer you should:

  • Be a parent/grandparent or have some parenting experience
  • Be able to visit a family for 2-3 hours once a week (N.B Families usually require support in school hours.)
  • Be able to meet for supervision every 6 weeks
  • Be able to commit for at least 6 months
  • Have a non-judgemental attitude
  • Be prepared to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check (DBS) and provide 2 referees
  • Be prepared to complete the Preparation Training Course

Home-Start Croydon will:

  • Match you with an appropriate family
  • Pay all authorised expenses
  • Provide initial training and ongoing training opportunities
  • Provide support and supervision from a dedicated Family Co-ordinator

Home Visiting Volunteer Preparation Training

Training takes place over 2 days between 9.30am and 2.30pm with a break for lunch.

We will consider training courses on weekends if we have enough potential volunteers who are interested in this.

The training will take place either at our offices in Croydon or at another venue in the borough.

If you would like further information, you can complete our online contact us form or call Suzie on 020 8667 0207 or email us on contact@croydon-homestart.co.uk

Alternatively, you can download and complete our application pack – HOME-VISITING APPLICATION FORMHOME-VISITING INFORMATION PACK & PERSON SPEC & HOME-VISITING MONITORING INFO and email to contact@croydon-homestart.co.uk or post to Home-Start Croydon, 1-8 Ramsey Court, 122 Church Street, Croydon, CR0 1RF.

To see some of the benefits to volunteering for you see our volunteering page.