Because Childhood Can't Wait - Supporting parents when they need it most

Are you looking for something rewarding to do with your spare time? Here at Home-Start IOW we are busier than ever before. To help us with our mission to be there for every parent who needs us we are looking for volunteers in your area to support parents who may be struggling with the challenges of family life.

Our volunteers commit to offering a couple of hours a week to visit a family at home to give practical and emotional support.

By visiting regularly our volunteers build up a relationship with parents and their children, and help by:

• Supporting them to get out and about.

• Supporting them with activities with their children.

• Providing friendship and a listening ear.

Our volunteers find the time they spend with families very rewarding as they make such a positive difference to the lives of the parents and children they support.

If you are interested and would like to know more please call us on 533357, email:, visit our website:" target="_blank" title="">">">, or find us on Facebook. We really look forward to hearing from you.


Volunteers need to be able to offer 2-3 hours per week. They need to have a non-judgemental and empathic attitude. Volunteers need to have parenting or caring experience. All volunteers are subject to an enhanced DBS check and full training is given.


  • Diversity and equal opportunities policy
  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Volunteers must be over 18
  • Child Protection
  • Complaints Policy
  • Confidentially Policy
  • DBS check required
  • Ex Offenders
    subject to DBS
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Suitable for Supported Volunteering
  • Suitable for Under 16's
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No


This opportunity has no specific location.

More Opportunities from Home-Start Isle of Wight

Before you can register your interest in this opportunity you must either login or register as a volunteer.

You will be returned to this page.



Register as a Volunteer