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​Home-Start welcomes volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.

Volunteers do not need specific qualifications; it is their life experiences,

attitudes and interpersonal skills that matter. Volunteers do need to be a

parent or have parenting experience and will need the ability to:

  • listen with understanding

  • maintain confidentiality

  • be committed to the scheme and to the families they visit.

All volunteers are carefully recruited and selected, and attend an initial course of preparation before being matched with one, two, or occasionally, several families.


Parents who have been visited may also become volunteers.

Why volunteer?

People choose to volunteer with Home-Start Dundee to :

  • Make a difference to a family’s life

  • Give something back to their local community

  • Return the support they once received from Home-Start themselves

  • Share a similar experience with others

  • Meet new people

  • Boost their confidence

  • Prepare for returning to work

  • To progress their career

  • To enhance their personal and/or professional development

  • Do something fulfilling with their spare time

Our home visiting volunteers:


  • Offer support to a local family in their own home for 1-2 hours per week

  • ​Receive training and ongoing support

  • Help others develop their parenting skills

  • Encourage families to engage with their communities

  • Provide practical guidance on budgeting and household management

  • Connect families with other relevant organisations and services​

If you feel you can help and would like to become a Home-Start Dundee volunteer click here to download our application pack and email it to and we shall be in touch with you as soon as possible.


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