New course open for volunteers

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A new course is starting this month to help people train to become volunteers.

Do you have a couple of hours to spare each week to help a young family who are struggling to cope? Are you a kind, reliable, approachable person? If so, then why not consider volunteering for Home-Start?

Home-Start is a local family support charity that recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to provide friendship and support to families in their own homes once a week for a couple of hours.

Being a parent with young children can be tough at any time, but in this current economic climate the pressures on families are even greater and for those already struggling to cope with illness, disability, isolation, bereavement or just the challenge of parenting, life can seem overwhelming.

Training is free, informal, fun and informative and the course is accredited to the Open College Network for those who would like to gain a qualification.

A course is beginning in Newport Pagnell on September 27 from 9.45am to 2.30pm one day a week for ten weeks. Other courses are available at different venues and dates throughout the year.

If you are considering a job in Health or Social Care then volunteering with Home-Start can help you to get on that career ladder.

You don’t need to be a super nanny to help parents with young children and with your help parents can gain confidence to manage on their own and give their children the best possible start in life.

To make a difference to a family in your community call Jo at Home-Start on 01582 660061 or email office@home-startcentralbeds.org.uk. You can visit the website here for more information