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We are always keen to welcome new volunteers to the team. Are you:


  • a parent or have parenting experience?

  • able to commit 2-3 hours per week?

  • able to attend an intensive induction training programme?

  • looking to return to work or study, or wanting to give something back to the community?

  • gain new skills


If so, here's what to do!

  • contact the nearest Manchester office to find out more OR complete and return the application form

  • we will arrange for you to come and see one of our Coordinators at a convenient time or we can come to you  

  • attend the next scheduled Course of Preparation (held at different times throughout the year, lasting from 28 - 36 hours). See below for next courses!


Successful applications are dependant on satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Certificate. All out of pocket expenses are reimbursed. Every prospective volunteer must attend the preparation course. The aim of the course is to build on the skills you already have as a parent or carer, and is not highly academic. You do not need any formal qualifications to complete the course, just parenting experience.


The course content includes:

  • The role of the Home-Start Volunteer

  • Values and attitudes

  • Family life: parents and children

  • Family life: stress factors

  • Communication skills

  • Community support networks

  • Safeguarding children

  • Confidentiality

  • Commitment, boundaries and support

  • Home-visiting  

  • Endings, evaluation and what next



Your attendance at the course is subject to receipt of an application form and initial interview - please click on the link below to access the application form.

Volunteer Interest Information Application Form