You can use your skills and experience to support other parents and grandparents who might be struggling to cope.

Offer practical support to families struggling to cope through Home-Start. Home-Start’s families need support for many reasons, including post-natal depression, disability, bereavement, illness or social isolation. 

Or you could volunteer to support other grandparents:

  • Grandparent Association – volunteer on their phone line and you can even do it from your own home. You’ll be giving advice and support to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren or have lost touch with them.
  • Parentline Plus relies on parents to run the helpline. Volunteers usually do one (four hour) shift per week.  New volunteers are always welcome – especially men.

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