Our next online Volunteer Preparation Course starts on Thursday 16th September 2021. It will run weekly every Thursday via zoom (apart from Half Term) finishing on Thursday 11th November 2021. Time: 10.00am-1.00pm.

Please go to the volunteer page for an application form and further information. Or contact the office on 0117 9501170 or email: [email protected]

We support families to help them thrive and give children the best possible start in life

Home-Start Bristol is a local charity that supports families living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire who are struggling and have at least one child under the age of five

Our staff team recruits and trains local volunteers and carefully matches them with families who need support.  We are funded by local authority grants and grant making trusts enabling us to provide this service at no cost to families.

What is special about Home-Start?

There is no rulebook for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, particularly if your family is going through challenging times. Many parents need help, advice or support, especially during those early years when their children are young. This is when Home-Start Bristol can help, our trained volunteers are all parents themselves and understand the difficulties families may be facing. They can offer emotional and practical support to help families get back on track

Our latest Home-Start leaflet is available to download, HS Volunteering Leaflet 2020

If you have had any contact with Home-Start Bristol, your views and feedback are very important to us and help us to improve our service. You can do this by contacting the office by telephone 01179501170/or e-mailing the Scheme Manager [email protected] or we invite you to fill in our questionnaire (to help us improve our service).

Our complaints policy is available to download — Complaints policy