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About Home-Start

Home-Start is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age.

Current vacancies

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please contact us

Family support volunteers

Home-Start supports families across our communities who have young children and are facing difficulties, making sure a child’s early years count.

Our Volunteers are trained and given expert support from our staff team so that they can provide the best support for parents and their children.

Through a careful matching process, Home Visiting Volunteers can build a strong and trusting relationship with a family they may go on to support for many months.

We help families from all backgrounds through their most challenging times and just a couple of hours a week can transform the lives of parents and their children.

Our Volunteers provide non-judgmental, compassionate and confidential support, giving families the right help at the right time and in a way that suits them.

By volunteering your time and experiences for just a few hours each week you can even change lives, including your own. We know from research the benefits to our volunteers; in developing new skills, building confidence and relationships and also supporting training and placements for work and study.

Visit our Volunteer Page for more information and get in touch.

Become a Home-Start Trustee

Have you thought about becoming a Trustee?

Have you got some skills, experience and time you can offer Home-Start Northampton?

Home-Start Northampton believes in Board diversity, which means having a mix of people on our Board who have the relevant skills, knowledge, lived and learned experience and background to do the job well and that the mix is representative of the community we serve and society as a whole.  We support vulnerable families in Northampton who have at least one child under 5.

There are no formal qualifications or levels of experience that you have to gain before you join a charity board and you don’t need to wait to be asked.

The most important attribute is passion. 

Become a Trustee and give back to your community

As a Trustee, you can donate your skills, time and attention to a cause you love.  Trustees are often drawn to a charity because they’re passionate about a particular cause, whether that’s something they’re interested in or something they’ve experienced themselves.

Becoming a Trustee could boost your career

Trustees are exposed to a wide range of skills needed to oversea a charity: strategy and business planning, governance, HR, finance, marketing, fundraising, evaluation, property law and more.  It can be an effective way to build your skills and your CV.

What does a Trustee do?

Trustees of charity boards are the final decision-makers

They have oversight of all the charity’s decisions and set the charity’s direction

Trustees offer the executive strategy, scrutiny and support

Come on – get in touch, become a Trustee and share your skills, knowledge and experience.  Everyone has something unique to offer a charity.  Start giving something back, it is incredibly rewarding – we’d love to hear from you.

To find out more please contact us