Home Visiting Volunteers and Trustees 

Home-Start Kennet is a voluntary organisation offering support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in our local communities.  Our trained volunteers visit families at home and offer them informal, flexible and confidential support.  This service is free at the point of use. Home-Start Kennet helps parents give their children the best possible start in life and our work with families at times of difficulty promotes family resilience and improves children’s life chances.

With funding from the Big Lottery, The Army Covenant Fund, The Royal British Legion and others, we are always looking for volunteers and trustees to join our small team in supporting families in the Kennet area of Marlborough, Pewsey, Devizes, Tidworth and in our new areas of Chippenham and Calne.

Our Family Support Organisers provide support for volunteers to build strong relationships with our families, working with them to identify their needs.  They match families to a trained volunteer and regularly review progress.  Volunteers do receive expenses for this work.  To find out more about the training to become a volunteer visit our Becoming a Volunteer page on our website. The Volunteer Preparation course runs one day a week for seven weeks. Once the training is complete volunteers generally spend 2 to 3 hours a week with a family with a small amount of admin to be completed to record progress.

We have also recently started to offer group sessions to support military and veteran families. This opportunity may suit volunteers that are more comfortable in a group environment.

This work is overseen and guided by a board of trustees and we are always looking to add new people and skills to strengthen  this team.  To find out more visit Joining the Board of Trustees page on our website.

It is essential that all candidates have an understanding of the needs of families with young children.

For volunteers use of a car is desirable.  Volunteers  and trustees are subject to DBS records check (formerly CRB).

“Supporting local families is one of the most rewarding things you can do for your community”

Contact us: E:  tel: 01672 569457