Volunteering for over 25 Years

I have been involved in Home-Start in a variety of differing roles for over 25 years.  My interest in the organisation began when I read an article in the local paper about a single mum needing friendship and support which she found with Home-Start.

After my training I became a volunteer that led me to starting the Drop-In (now called the Family Support Group) followed by further involvement with the organisation on the management committee as a trustee. Other roles have included being on the committee of Friends of Home-Start and raising money by running marathons, organising dances, collections at family weddings and birthday parties.

However, the heart of Home-Start is the relationship between volunteers and their families. Over the years I have met and supported many wonderful people – Mums, Dads, their children and wider family relations. Some of those parents from my earlier days have become grandparents and I have had the privilege of attending weddings and christenings.

Home-Start has been a rich and rewarding part of my life in many ways. I truly believe that Home-Start is a strong influence for good in Exeter and East Devon and throughout the UK.

Sue H


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