If you have parenting experience and an interest in the welfare of local families and you think you have the patience and skill to support parents with young children who may be finding life difficult, then you could be just the person we are looking for.

We are currently recruiting volunteers who are keen to become involved with Home-start in Harlow and become part of our hard-working and dedicated team.

If you would like more information please contact us on 01279 451669 for more details


Home-Start Harlow is a local charity supporting families with young children who may be finding the demands of family life a struggle for any number of reasons. For some parents, it’s a particular struggle because they are also having to cope with issues such as post-natal depression, their or their child’s illness or disability, isolation or multiple births. A carefully selected volunteer, who has parenting experience themselves, regularly visits a family, in their own home, offering emotional and practical support through difficult times for as long as it is helpful or needed. This friendly parent-to-parent support is a simple yet effective way of enabling families to get back on track.

Home-Start Harlow is currently recruiting volunteers to take part in our 10-week Preparation course to become home-visiting volunteers. If you are a parent yourself, have 2-3 hours spare per week and an interest in the welfare of local families please call 01245 847410 for more information.