As we draw to the end of 2018, now is the perfect time for a bit of reflection and looking ahead to the New Year. You may have already started to think about positive changes to make in 2019.

But if not, as the CEO of a family support charity that is reliant on the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, I would encourage you to consider volunteering.

Recent studies have highlighted the enormous benefits for the individual. Volunteering allows you to support your community, make friends for life, gain new skills and experience and can even help us to live longer.

We know for a fact that we at Home-Start Essex wouldn’t be able to support families in the way we do without our volunteers. During 2017-2018, 210 volunteers have supported 449 families struggling with isolation, mental health difficulties, learning difficulties, illness and child behavioural issues.

There are still many families within Essex that would benefit from our support and our New Year’s Resolution is to do even more to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable families in Essex. If you would like to help us on that journey, we would love to hear from you.

To find out more about our range of volunteering opportunities, from home support or family group work, all the way to fundraising and administration, call us on 01245 847 410 or click the button below.


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