My Volunteer Experience
Gemma’s Story – My Volunteer Experience

May 31st, 2018 | volunteer-bedfordshire

Gemma tells us about her volunteer experience with Home-Start Central Bedfordshire: “I’m a single mother with two children. By the time the youngest started school, I had been looking forward to getting back to work. I knew that I didn’t want to go back into an admin job and had decided that I wanted to […]

Home-Start the best places to volunteer
Alison’s Story – ‘One of the best places to volunteer’

May 31st, 2018 | volunteer-bedfordshire

In my opinion, Home-Start is one of the best places to volunteer. Here’s my story. Having decided to retire from a long career in teaching, I began to worry. How would I fill all that time I’d never had before? Having defined myself by my job for nearly 40 years, who would I be now? […]

Volunteer To Make A Difference
Jane’s Story – Why I Volunteer To Make A Difference

May 31st, 2018 | volunteer-bedfordshire

There are many reasons why people volunteer to make a difference in their community. Here’s my story about how I came to support Home-Start. When my first child was born, I suffered from post-natal depression. I went to the doctors and was prescribed anti-depressants. Due to the stigma of taking them, I decided against it. […]

Volunteering To Help Disabled Children
Volunteering To Help Disabled Children & Parents

April 3rd, 2018 | volunteer-bedfordshire

As a leading voluntary organisation, Home-Start provides opportunities for volunteering to help disabled families with young children. Many of the families who come to us for support have disabled children or parents. Our Bedfordshire charity assists and empowers those affected by physical disabilities directly in their home. It is estimated that there are between 1,582 […]

Skills Gained From Volunteering
Useful Skills Gained From Volunteering

March 12th, 2018 | volunteer-bedfordshire

Whether you are a parent wanting to get back to work, or a retired person wanting to give back to your community. The experience and skills gained from volunteering with charities can be invaluable. Discover how volunteering can provide the next step in your life. If you are considering volunteering, you are not the only […]

Volunteer Characteristics

December 22nd, 2017 | volunteer-bedfordshire

  What Volunteer Characteristics Do We Most Look For? The Most Desirable Volunteer Characteristics: Passion Enthusiasm Interested in personal growth Committed & Reliable Team players Positive role models Friendliness Maintaining confidentiality Our local family & children’s charity has been fortunate enough to have been training volunteers for more than 30 years. In our experience as […]

Home-Start Bedfordshire Volunteer Trustees
Our Volunteer Trustee Connie

March 1st, 2017 | volunteer-bedfordshire

Home-Start Central Bedfordshire’s trustees are volunteers. Across the UK, over 2000 volunteer trustees give their skills, experience and time…

Voluntary Work In Luton
A New Home-Start Luton Family & Children Support Milestone…

February 18th, 2016 | volunteer-luton

POSED BY MODELS Over the last 10 months (since April 2015) our dedicated volunteers have supported 51 families with 149 children in Luton. By working at the heart of the family, what we do changes lives. We currently have a waiting list of 19 families with 66 children waiting for our vital support and have […]

Child Poverty in Luton
Child Poverty In Luton

February 18th, 2016 | volunteer-luton

Approximately 10,800 or 22.4% of children aged under 16 years in Luton live in poverty (Public Health England, Child Health Profile, June 2015). Luton has one of the worst rates of child poverty in the East of England and with the increasing cuts in government expenditure, it is uncertain whether this figure will reduce in […]