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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Evening Preparation Course has started

Hello Everyone, We have now started our first Covid Secure Volunteer Evening Preparation Course since lock down back in March. We have got 8 eager volunteers ready to go. Their first session took place yesterday (17th September 2020) at the Home-Start office. Session 1: Welcome to Home-Start Introduction to the Preparation Course Introduction to the Organisation To agree …

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Enquiries regarding volunteering

Please note, we are still taking enquiries about volunteering for Home-Start Leeds in readiness for when the current lockdown period is relaxed, when it is predicted that there will be an even greater demand for support to parents/carers support from Home-Start volunteer. If you would like to speak to a member of staff please call 07444380281 …

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Investing in Volunteers Awarded

CONGRATULATIONS!! Home-Start Leeds have secured the IIV for another 3 years (Oct 2019 – Oct 2022). We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that was involved and a big special thank you to our volunteers who came in and spoke with the assessor. Here are some quotes from some of our …

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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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New Preparation Courses Starting

Hello Everyone We are now starting our next 2 Preparation Courses in the next couple of weeks. We have the Day Preparation Course beginning Tuesday 1st October 2019 and our Evening Preparation Course will begin on Thursday 10th October 2019. *Preparation Courses run for 15 weeks, once a week for a three hour session. The …

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