Volunteering opportunities

Home-Start volunteers are people from different backgrounds and vary in age but all have parenting experience. We have opportunities for family visiting volunteers, Charity shop volunteers and Trustee Board Volunteers. Many of our volunteers have been helped by Home-Start themselves.

If you wish to learn more about becoming a volunteer, call us on 01330 824 443.
Our Banchory Office is open Monday to Thursday, 8am to 3.30pm.

Click HERE for a copy of our Volunteer application form.

Family visiting Volunteers

All our volunteers attend an initial six week preparation course and will be reference checked at an enhanced level through Disclosure Scotland. At the end of the course, volunteers will be introduced to a family by their co-ordinator. Volunteers will receive regular support and supervision from their co-ordinator who is always available for any issues that may arise.

Click HERE to download a copy of our Supporting Families leaflet.

Click HERE to view a copy of our Privacy Notice and Consent Statement.



Shop Volunteers

Our wonderful Charity shop based in Alford receives a varied and wide range of regular donations. We are always looking for volunteers to help sort, stock and serve in the shops.

The money we raise in our shops goes towards helping to make a difference to parents and children facing great difficulties.

This is a great opportunity to do something amazing in your spare time and give something back to your local community. Or perhaps return the support you once received from Home-Start.  Not only will you be able to work alongside our friendly team you will get the chance to improve on your personal and skill development.

If you would be interested in becoming a valued part of our team email admin@homestartdeeside.org or give us a call at our Banchory office on 01330 824 443.  We are open Monday to Thursday, 8am to 3.30pm.

You can also ask for more information at our Shop in Alford by either coming in and saying hello or phoning them directly (Alford) 019755 62398

Trustee Board Volunteers

Trustees make up the “Board of Trustees” and are responsible for directing the management and administration of the scheme. They have a wide range of duties and are responsible for making the charity effective, providing overall direction and maintaining the funds.

Trustees are responsible for the governance of the scheme, employing the staff and leading the strategic direction of the work. Trustees operate within a formal set of rules called the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

The Trustees delegate the day to day running of the scheme to the staff but the overall responsibility lies with the Trustees.

If you would be interested in becoming a valued part of our team email admin@homestartdeeside.org or give us a call at our Banchory office on 01330 824 443.

Click HERE for a copy of our Trustee Application form.

In April 2024

We said congratulations to the newest members of our home-visiting volunteers team!

Thank you ladies for giving so much time to Home-Start, we can’t wait to see you in action and know you will provide local families with the best support! 🥳

Next AGM

Our next AGM meeting for 2024 will be held on Tuesday 27th August from 5.30 pm.

All welcome and refreshments provided.
RSVP to admin@homestartdeeside.org