Next Volunteer preparation course will now be held on-line, via ZOOM (All zoom instructions will be sent out prior to each session) Starting - Wednesday 23rd September Finishing - Wednesday 11th November Time - 10-11.30am. Please click the volunteer link for a application form and further information

News & Updates

Volunteer Week 1st – 7th June 2020

Home-Start Bristol seeks new volunteers this National Volunteers Week (1st – 7th June 2020) Home-Start Bristol would like to take this opportunity to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ to all of our volunteers who offer their time, week after week to support families through times of need. Home-Start Bristol are now seeking new amazing volunteers to sign up and help support families with young children through their challenging times, as part of National Volunteers Week (1st-7th June 2020). Last year 78 people volunteered for Home-Start Bristol, meaning we were able to support 151 families. However, we know that there are…

Babies, parents and COVID-19: Tell us your experiences

Babies, parents and COVID-19: Tell us your experiences Are you expecting a baby, or have you given birth or adopted a baby in the past two years? We want to hear how COVID-19 and the stay at home advice is affecting you and your baby. What are your concerns and challenges? Please take a few minutes to complete our survey. You can find the survey here: https://crweblab.com/parents-babies-and-COVID-19 We want to make sure that the voices of parents are heard. And we’ll be sharing what we learn so that the experiences of parents and their babies are at the front of…

Coop supports funding for volunteer training!

Coop stores in Westbury-on-Trym have raised a fantastic £4,252,52 on behalf of Home-Start Bristol. Following HSB’s successful application to the Coop Community Fund, 1% of Coop branded purchases in the Westbury stores over the past year was donated to Home-Start Bristol. Trustees Chris Williamson and Sarah Birch received a presentation cheque from store manager Chris Gilbert and his team along with the opportunity to further promote Home-Start Bristol to shoppers on a busy Saturday. HSB is currently recruiting volunteers who would like to train to support families struggling with the challenges of parenting. If you would be interested to find…

Fundraising Abseil 2019

A huge WELL DONE to everyone who took part in our sponsored ABSEIL. It was an amzing day with lots of brave people facing their fears, whilst raising money for Home-Start Bristol. We have currently raised a staggering £4443,80 and more money is still coming in, our final total will be shared shortly. Thank you all for your continued support

A family’s Story

Mum Kirsty and Home-Start Bristol volunteer Maddie have really enjoyed their time together – thank you both for sharing your experience. ‘I felt comfortable talking to Maddie, my Home-Start Bristol volunteer – she was a very good listener! She was good at motivating me to get jobs done and phone calls made etc….My girls absolutely loved her and she was very good with them. I am left feeling more confident and able to cope.” Kirsty (on the left in the photo) ‘I have really enjoyed my time with my first family. It has been a lovely experience getting to know…