Our popular, accredited Volunteer Preparation courses are held three times a year, with each course running for 36 hours over 9 weeks. Next course starts Tuesday 17 September @Phoenix Social Enterprise, Redfield, Bristol.

Current Volunteers


Here are some useful downloads and forms.

The health and safety of our volunteers and employees is a top priority for Home-Start Bristol. It is an objective to be achieved, not a natural state of affairs.

The importance of creating a safe culture in which to work cannot be overestimated, resulting in:

  • safe employees
  • safe volunteers
  • safe environments
  • safe families

Download the Health & Safety Policy 2016

Information For Current Volunteers

Download some paperwork needed for your role as a volunteer:

Diary Sheets!

Please remember to send these into the office at the end of each month.Volunteer Diary Sheet  (pdf)


Please remember to send these into the office with your Diary Sheets.Volunteer Expense Form (pdf)

If you do not wish to claim expenses it is advantageous to the scheme to claim and donate with gift aid. Contact the office for more information.

I.D. Badges:

If you haven’t already done so please send in 2 passport size photos of yourself to the office, as we are in the process of making all of our volunteers I.D. badges.

VTE’s -Volunteer Training Events

Do you want to develop your role as a volunteer or to gain new skills for a job?

Attending VTE’S and Peer Support will help you brush up your skills, gain new ones and boost your confidence. You also get chance to meet other volunteers and swap experiences.

It’s free too! 

Volunteer Reps

Our official volunteer representatives, look out for the interests of our volunteer base and sit on the management committee.  Celia Ellis is currently our Volunteer Representative, we have vacancies for two more representatives.  If you are interested in this role please contact the office 01179501170.

Celia Ellis: Volunteer Rep
Maroussia Rochighneux: Volunteer Rep