Volunteer with HENRY
HENRY offers great volunteering opportunities for people who are able to give some unpaid time helping to support children to have the best possible start in life.
In return for giving your time you will receive free training to equip you with the skills to support families with babies or young children. We will also support and guide you along the way. We reimburse expenses associated with your volunteering activity such as travel costs which means that any benefits you might be entitled to are not affected. You will be provided with a volunteering role description and agreement. Volunteers work with children and sometimes vulnerable adults so we always undertake criminal records checks through the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).
Volunteers don’t need specific qualifications but do need to be good listeners, able to empathise, be non-judgemental and have a passion for promoting a healthy start and healthy lifestyles in your community. The commitment that we seek from you is dependent upon the role. Click on the links below to find out more about the volunteer roles we currently have available.
Our current volunteering opportunities:
- Best Start Mentors: Waltham Forest (Chingford, Leyton, Leytonstone & Walthamstow)
- Healthy Start Mentors: Leeds, Sheffield and Telford
- HENRY Parent Champions: Bradford
- Best Start Infant Feeding Peer Supporters: Waltham Forest (Chingford, Leyton, Leytonstone & Walthamstow)
- Best Start Data Entry & Office Admin Support: Walthamstow
If you have ideas for volunteering that you would like to explore with us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has lots of information on volunteering including legal status www.ncvo.org.uk
The best part of being a volunteer is making a difference to people’s lives. A boy in one of my groups had never tasted courgettes. Now he asks his mum to buy them and cook them with him
At HENRY we are passionate about babies and young children getting the best possible start