Volunteer with us


Would you like to volunteer with us?

Fundraising is a fun and energising way to help us be there for families when they need us most. Whether you want to commit to a big sporting feat, or organise a pot-luck dinner with friends, there is no end to the ways you can raise funds and have fun at the same time. Any amount, large or small, helps us provide services that support families during their most challenging times.

What you’ll do

We get our funding in different ways to be able to provide our services in the local community. We need volunteers who are excited by the idea of supporting us to raise these funds so that we can continue to be there for families during their most challenging times.

You don’t need any previous fundraising experience, just a few ideas and lots of enthusiasm!

How you’ll help

Home-Start volunteers support local families every week by offering them emotional and practical support in their homes. By fundraising with us, you’ll help ensure that the support and comfort that our volunteers offer can continue and that our services remain available to those families who need us.

What you’ll get

The great thing about fundraising is that it is generally a lot of fun! It’s also a brilliant way to create community and get others involved with causes that you feel passionately about.

Whether you choose to team-up with other volunteers or go it alone, the fundraising buzz is real and you may find that you’ve not even finished one fundraising event and you want to start the next!

You’ll also be invited to bi-annual volunteer events throughout the year where you can meet other volunteers from the local community. This is a great opportunity to meet other volunteers in your local area who may end up being your new teammates in your next fundraising effort.

If you’re one of our corporate partners, you’ll also be able to record the hours for your corporate programme if this is part of your package.

“Home-Start was the perfect organisation to partner with because a lot of our club members can relate to being part of families that have or are going through challenging times. We know how much difference a bit of support can make to people in these situations.

As residents of the Barnet, Harrow and Brent areas we thought this was an excellent opportunity for us to support and contribute to the amazing work Home-Start does for families throughout the boroughs!”

Sajith Sriwickramasekaran, Captain of Edgware Cricket Club, Home-Start Fundraiser

How you sign up

Once we receive your enquiry, our Volunteering Manager will be in touch to arrange an informal chat.

If you already have some fundraising ideas and are happy to get going, we can have a chat with you about how you set up a page that links to Home-Start’s Just Giving page, and then you’re pretty much good to go!

If you would prefer to work alongside other fundraising volunteers, we can put you in touch with others as they let us know their availability. After that, it’s up to you how you work together to arrange your first fundraising event. We’re always on hand to lend support and guidance if you want to talk through your ideas – we love to hear what our volunteers are planning.