We are very grateful to all the volunteers and organisations who contribute to our work. With a growing requirement for support from city-based families, we are always looking for new volunteers and fundraising support.
Our volunteers perform a number of roles – home visiting, charity shop assistant, delivery driver, board adviser, fundraiser, trustee and many more. Those with a flair for events, who prefer to volunteer on an ad-hoc basis, are very welcome to join our Friends of Home-Start Aberdeen group. Further details are provided in our volunteering information pack.
If you have a particular skills set or interest – and would like to use this to support Home-Start Aberdeen – please contact us. We work closely with our volunteers to ensure their experience with Home-Start is meaningful and rewarding. Our requirements are wide-ranging and we are happy to adopt a flexible and inclusive approach to involve as many individuals and organisations in our work as possible.
Our home visiting volunteers are at the heart of the service we provide for local families.
As a home visiting volunteer, you will receive full training and need only commit to providing support for as little as two to three hours per week.
Our home visiting volunteers:
All of our home visiting volunteers are carefully matched with a Home-Start family to ensure that the relationship is as productive as possible for everyone. Regular training is provided and all volunteers have a co-ordinator who provides ongoing support and meets with them regularly.
People choose to volunteer with Home-Start Aberdeen to:
You can read about the experiences of some of Home-Start Aberdeen’s volunteers here
Making a difference
Data gathered by Home-Start UK last year indicated that more than 90% of the families supported by Home-Start volunteers said they felt:
Volunteer induction programmes, as well as training and development for existing volunteers, run throughout the year.
Details of our next training courses are provided here.
Our latest newsletter for volunteers is available to view here
Additional useful volunteer resources are available in our publications library.
Find out more
For an informal, no-pressure chat about becoming a volunteer with Home-Start Aberdeen, telephone 01224 693545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Keen to take the next step? View our volunteering information pack, person specification and application forms here.
Home-Start Aberdeen offers a variety of opportunities for organisations who wish to support our work.
Some suggestions are provided below, however we are also happy to discuss any additional partnership ideas you may have.
How your organisation can help
Find out how we can help you to meet your CSR goals by downloading our latest fundraising guide.
With a number of families on our waiting list, Home-Start Aberdeen is always in need of support from the business sector to allow us to recruit and train more home visiting volunteers. We are also seeking immediate support for projects as follows:
Please get in touch if any of the above projects are of interest to you.
If desired, we are happy to work with you to publicise your support of Home-Start Aberdeen.
Home-Start Aberdeen’s charity shop is located in the heart of the city at 101 George Street, opposite John Lewis.
Established in 2012, the shop raises valuable funds towards the work of Home-Start Aberdeen. It also provides opportunities for the parents we support to develop their confidence and skills for work.
The charity shop welcomes donations from both individuals and organisations and offers a free uplift service within Aberdeen city.
If you are interested in becoming a shop volunteer, assisting with our collections or making a donation, please telephone 01224 622390 or get in touch here
Make a donation
Individuals and organisations can make a regular or one-off financial contribution to Home-Start Aberdeen via our Virgin Moneygiving page