It is a cliche I know, but I have to say that it really has been a privilege to be allowed into homes as a stranger but have left as a friend.
I started volunteering with Home-Start Leeds in October 2016. I wanted to volunteer to ‘give something back’ having received support from other agencies on my own early parenting journey. From the very beginning Home-Start felt like a family, everyone was extremely supportive and kind.
Parenting is hard, you need to be brave and courageous to ask for help. If I can make a difference to the families I support and empower parents to be the best parents they can be and transfer love and kindness to their children for their early development, then I’m proud to have succeeded in my position as a Home-Start volunteer.