Volunteer Journey – Jane L

Home-Start Leeds

Jane was a Home-Start Leeds volunteer for 12 years. After her husband died Jane felt down and knew there was a big gap in her life that she wanted to fill but didn’t know how. However, she knew that she was at an age (late 50’s) when for the first time she could choose to …

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Volunteer Journey – Lindsey

I have been volunteering for HomeStart Leeds for almost 5 years. As an adoptive parent I’d found parenting difficult and wanted to give something back to the community after receiving support myself, and felt inspired to help others on their parenting journey. I was also just embarking on a degree and wanted to support my …

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Volunteer Journey – Lindsey C

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. I chose to volunteer with kinship families as I’m an adoptive …

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Volunteer Journey – Jane

There have been good times, when things have turned out well and bad times too, when the ending didn’t turn out as we had hoped. But during all of this, I have received excellent support from many of the co-ordinators. They have always been on the end of the phone, to offer advice, support, and …

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Volunteer Journey – Juila

Well, who would have thought that one small advert in a free, local magazine would lead to my being a home-visiting volunteer with Home-Start Leeds? That’s where my journey began, and the rest, as they say, is history! I have supported many families across the Leeds area. Some for a short while and others for …

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Volunteer Journey – Julie

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 …

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Volunteer Journey – Rosie

A young Mum of two children was referred to Home-Start by the Stronger Families Key worker.  She was unsure about whether she wanted the volunteer family support service or to become a home visiting volunteer.  One of our Home-Start coordinators visited her at home and explained about the family support service and about what volunteering …

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