Volunteers needed to give families a helping hand

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A Doncaster charity is appealing for volunteers to help families build better lives for their children.

Home-Start is asking for people to spare just a few hours a week by offering support to local families who have at least one child under the age of five.

Volunteers are usually parents themselves, or have some parenting experience, and bring with them personal experience and skills.

If you feel you have what it takes to become a Home-Start home-visiting volunteer the charity offers a preparation course which is held one day a week over nine weeks.

Once linked with a family you will visit them on a weekly basis for two to three hours providing support with a wide range of difficulties such as providing an extra pair of hands for parents with twins or being a friend to a single parent who feels isolated.

For more information or to sign up contact 01302 340856 or email homestart@doncaster.gov.uk for details of the next course starting set to start in January 2015.