Family support Home-Start

Humanitas • job opening nr. 13489

Interesting about this job

  • Fun and useful volunteering.
  • Contact with parents and children.
  • Support and guidance from a coordinator.
  • Training.
  • Return and theme meetings with other volunteers.

Job tasks and duties

A family, a job, the household, illness, sometimes parents have to do a top job. The 'gold' of Home-Start are the volunteers who have experience in raising children. Every week, the volunteer comes to give exactly that support that helps the family get through this period of 'peak workload'. Parents can tell their story, receive support or practical tips and help with contacts in the neighbourhood.

One half-day a week you offer the family the support that directly meets the families demand, for example:
• Someone who listens to a parents stories, with an open mind, without judgements.
• A single parent who wants support in raising the children.
• Practical help with childcare or housekeeping.
• A family wants to broaden its network and find out what facilities are nearby

Specific call from a family: Would you like to get together with another mother (with a 3-year-old son) occasionally to do a fun activity with your children? Or to have coffee together and talk about parenting questions that every parent recognises? Then you are very welcome to meet this single mother from Groningen South. 

Job skills and qualities

  • Someone who wants to commit to this programme for at least a year and can thus be a reliable support to a family.
  • Someone who has experience in raising children.
  • Someone who is stable, patient, flexible and has people skills.
  • Someone who can be there, is not quick to judge and has a positive attitude towards life.

Extra information

The next preparatory training will start with sufficient interest in March and consists of 5 meetings. After the training, there are return meetings every 8 weeks to share your experiences. In addition, the coördinator is available for individual questions and/or support.

Want more information or to sign up? Please contact one of the coördinators of Home-Start Groningen:

Job information

Job type Volunteer Work
Services WA insurance, accident insurance, training, Certificate of Good Conduct is required
Duration indefinite
Hours per week at least 2 hours, max 4 hours
Work hours of your own choosing? Yes
Location Bij gezinnen thuis, in de stad

Organisation address and information

Akerkhof ZZ 22
9711 JB Groningen