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Training service

Address details
Organisation Home-Start Stockland Green/Erdington
Address Six Ways Baptist Church Wood End Road Erdington
B24 8AD
Contact details
Phone 0121 373 1376

Support for volunteers
We cherish, train and support our volunteers. These are some of the ways we would make sure you feel confident supporting families:

Home visiting volunteers
Home-Start volunteers are thoroughly trained and supported before and during their time with a family, and can expect:
-an induction to Home-Start’s service
-40 hours of preparation training, run weekly, before meeting your first family
-regular support and supervision sessions with staff at your local Home-Start
-paid expenses during training and while you support a family

Many Home-Starts also offer the opportunity to gain a formal qualification (sometimes known as accreditation), as well as additional training to supplement your preparation and induction.

Trustee volunteers
Trustees are fully inducted into Home-Start before beginning their new role; they will receive:
-an induction day, introducing Home-Start’s service and your responsibilities
-safeguarding training: providing an overview of safeguarding children in Home-Start, how to respond to concerns about a child and understand where to go for advice and support
-training on providing a high quality service to families (quality assurance)
-paid expenses
-access to Home-Start’s intranet – full of information and guidance on running a local Home-Start
-the support of specialist staff at Home-Start UK

Additional training may be available depending on the role of the trustee – check with your local Home-Start.

General volunteer support
Many local Home-Starts run additional services to support their work, such as play groups, toy libraries, organising social activities, helping with fundraising etc. Training will vary depending on the role – please check with your local Home-Start.

How volunteering may benefit you, as well as the families your support
People volunteer for Home-Start for many reason. But they all want to give their time to support families. And Home-Start’s research has shown that our volunteers have:
-better health and well-being
-improved personal and skills development
-improved chances for work
-and are more self-confident

Service details
Categories Employment, Education and Training
Gender both
Quality standards

Last updated: Dec 8, 2016 11:48

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