I have worked as Administrator at Home Start Stirling for nearly seven years. My job is mostly storing accurate information, including financial, making payments and sending invoices. In addition, have a catering background, so I like to be involved with organising of the food and drinks at our groups and events. This allows me a little communication with the families which I feel is important. During my seven years I have learned a lot through my colleagues and our volunteers about the types of support we offer to the families and how we improve their parenting skills or support them during a difficult time in their lives. I really feel that Home Start Stirling is a worthwhile charity offering a wide range of supports that includes our volunteer and group supports, our events and working alongside other organisations in order to give the most appropriate support to the families.
Having initially volunteered with Home-Start Stirling for over a year, I have recently started working as a Family Support Worker covering a maternity leave post. My background is in adult mental health and I have always enjoyed helping and supporting others. My role mainly involves providing friendship, emotional support and practical help to families and I really enjoy working alongside families, together looking at ways that Home-Start can support them to make a positive difference to their lives.