Can you spare two hours a week to visit a local family?

A not for profit charity committed to promoting the welfare of families with young children under five years requires more volunteers to meet demand for its services.

Home-Start Newcastle, a New Lambton based service that co-ordinates the recruitment, training and matching of volunteers with families has more young families requesting support than there are volunteers available. 

“Home-Start volunteers are normally parents themselves. They offer their time freely to support families as they move towards increased confidence and independence” said Michelle McDonell CEO of Home-Start Australia Inc.

“Our volunteers offer a listening ear, friendship and practical help. This support can help greatly in the prevention of family crisis and breakdown.” Michelle added. 

The next Home-Start Volunteer Preparation Course  will commence on 8th March. 

Home-Start Newcastle would like  to thank their supporters including Orica, NCIG and the Inger Rice Foundation.

For further information about the volunteer preparation course call Kat on 4952 9488 or Val on 0414 547 781.

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