Home-Start Lincolnshire looks for new help after National Volunteers’ Week

Families, volunteers and trustess at the Fraiser Room in Surfleet for the official relaunch of Home-Start South Holland as Home-Start Lincolnshire.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Families, volunteers and trustess at the Fraiser Room in Surfleet for the official relaunch of Home-Start South Holland as Home-Start Lincolnshire. Photo by Tim Wilson.

A charity dedicated to helping families with young children is hoping for a surge of new volunteers after a national celebration of people who serve freely.

Home-Start Lincolnshire is looking for parents, former children’s workers, ex-teachers and others after National Volunteers’ Week which ended on Sunday.

The charity wants to speak to those interested in joining its Boston and South Holland team based in Swineshead and community liaison co-ordinator Emma Haisman said: “There have been lots of changes at what was Home-Start South Holland which is now known as Home-Start Lincolnshire.

“However, all our local families are still being supported in the same way and we know the power that volunteering has helped to transform the lives of both vulnerable families we support and our volunteers.

“Home-Start Lincolnshire helps families with young children to deal with whatever life throws at them and we support parents as they learn to cope, increase or improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

“The benefits of our support include improved health and well-being, better family relationships and a deeply trusting friendship between parents and volunteers which can lead to powerful changes within the family concerned.

The benefits of our support include improved health and well-being, better family relationships and a deeply trusting friendship between parents and volunteers which can lead to powerful changes within the family concerned

Home-Start Lincolnshire community liaison co-ordinator Emma Haisman

“Our amazing team of volunteers donate their time to see these changes in families, but they also give their time to build their own experience, confidence and skills to allow them to further their own development.

“Many of our volunteers go on to secure employment or access further education in health or social care and so we would love to hear from anyone who is interested in becoming a home-visiting volunteer, fundraising volunteer or trustee.”

You can call Home-Start Lincolnshire on 01507 308030 or email enquiries@homestartlincolnshire.co.uk to find out about volunteer training courses running soon in the South Holland and Boston, or Grantham and Stamford areas.