Home-Start: Support another mother in parenthood
- Humanitas Amsterdam en Diemen
- Nieuw-West, West, Zuid, Zuid-Oost
Every week you visit your matched family with at least one child between 0-6 years old for 2-3 hours. So nice to have your support!
Now you are here the parent thinks: I have someone to listen to me / We can go outside together with the children / I can hear other experiences / You can help me think about what i need to arrange for my children / You see (and show me) what is going well allready / I can take a moment to breathe / You can help me discover the neighbourhood (for parents and children activities) / We can bring structure to my day together / You can help me build my network and support system / We have fun together / I feel supported / You help me unburden myself and find more enjoyment.
What a relief! Happy parents makes for happier children. Home-Start aims to increase the confidence as a parent and help build up a social network of support.
WAT VOOR KENNIS OF VAARDIGHEDEN ZIJN NODIG?
Experience raising children (professional/personal) / capacity to empathize / respect for the norms and values of others / an understanding that raising children can be difficult / like to be around children / a positive life-attitude / enjoy supporting and empowering others and finding strengths / interested in others.
WAT KRIJG JE ERVOOR TERUG?
You receive a three-day training and learn how to ‘coach’ another person. You practise different (conversation) skills & learn about the principles and mission of Home-Start. When you are matched to a family there are gatherings with your colleague volunteers about different themes (for example about grief and loss / loneliness / refugee families).
WAT KRIJG JE ER VOOR TERUG?
You and your family share a beautiful experience. You come into contact with a different world, possibly a different culture and habits and help a family grow. Also you learn from the experience yourself. The organisation offers intervision gatherings with a fun group of volunteers, team outings, access to the Humanitas Academy and a reimbursement of travel expenses.
WAT IS DE MEERWAARDE VAN DIT VRIJWILLIGERSWERK?
You contribute to the development of parents and children. It gives satisfaction to see the progress and to see families get more resilient. You share your own life experiences and receive appreciation in return! The contact with the other volunteers is also valuable: you support each other and learn form each other.
You spend 2-3 hours with the family weekly. This can be a fixed day or change weekly depending on your preference and that of the family. Generally this is during the week and during the day.
HOE KOM JE IN AANMERKING?
Contact the contact person and reply which city district has your preference.