Home-Start East Lothian

Home-Start East Lothian supports vulnerable families with at least one child under five through the recruitment, training and placement of volunteer befrienders who can offer support, friendship and practical assistance.
Home-Start East Lothian endeavours to fulfil a preventive role, wherein families in difficulty can be supported by well-trained volunteers, lessening the chance of family problems deteriorating to the point where statutory intervention is required.

Information for volunteers

We need your help; if you can spare as little as an hour a week, you could help parents not just survive but thrive during this crisis.

As a Home-Start volunteer, you will be given training and support to be effective and make a real difference to families in your community. You will also develop transferable skills which can support you in your life, whether that’s at home or at work.

Join the Home-Start UK network of local Home-Start charities with 13,500 trained volunteers, supporting 56,000 children and 27,000 families a year. You can make the difference.


Katy Pollock
Home-Start East Lothian
Early Years Centre
Sanderson's Wynd
East Lothian
EH33 1DA

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