Information for Current Volunteers

Learning and Development

Volunteers are expected and encouraged to make use of on-going Learning and Development to continually enhance skills, knowledge and confidence, building on your learning from the preparation course.

Booking a place is easy, you can give the office a call, send us an email or ask your co-ordinator.

All our learning sessions are provided free to our volunteers, but they do come at a cost to Home-start. Visiting trainers and our staff commit a considerable amount of time and effort preparing these sessions. If you are unable to attend, please let us know so we can offer your place to a volunteer on the waiting list.

We always welcome your views and ideas to keep our programme interesting, informative and relative to your volunteering.

Your honest feedback and comments help us to know what works well and what could be improved.

Do you have some links you would like to share, or would you be interested in joining our Learning and Development planning group? 

Current members

  • Cathy Gurney – Volunteer 
  • Jacquie Wilkinson – Volunteer Development worker/Admin
  • Laura Griffiths – Co-ordinator
  • Michelle Ingham – Senior Co-ordinator

The group meets four times a year at a suitable time for all.

To join the group or share your ideas please contact Michelle: 0113 2442419/ [email protected]; or have a chat with her when you are next in the office.

Training – October 2021

How to be a Digital Champion, from 100% Digital Leeds

Digital Champions are supportive, patient, and understanding – they’re computer experts. With more and more services going online it has never been more crucial for people to have the opportunity to access the digital world. During this 90-minute session we will explore the barriers parents and families might face to accessing digital tools and services and the support available to help people get online and make the most of digital.

Dates/Times: Thursday 14th October 2021 – 10.30 am – 12.00 noon / Thursday 14th October 2021 – 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Facilitator: Amy Hearn

Restorative Practices

This session introduces the principles of a restorative approach in Leeds and Home-Start. It will cover some background as to why Leeds as a city is working towards a shared restorative approach in services for children, young people, and families and how volunteers can put this into practice.

Dates/Times: Thursday 21st October 2021 – 10.00 am – 1.00 pm / Thursday 21st October 2021 – 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Facilitators: Michelle Ingham, Senior Co-ordinator and Laura Griffiths, Co-ordinator

Booking a place on our training events is easy, either phone, email or speak with your Co-ordinator: 0113 2442419. Email us on: [email protected] or [email protected].