Jennie is one of our wonderful home-visiting volunteers who has kindly agreed to share her experience …

“I’ve regularly spoken with one mum for at least a year now, offering friendship and support and sometimes being able to find out information for her when things have been overwhelming.  She has phoned a couple of times when having a hard week, which has made me feel as though I am giving her moral support.

I also help out practically with another mum who struggles to keep up with her household chores.  After 6-8 weeks this relationship is building and we have begun a routine of taking different jobs in hand, knowing what she wants to achieve and chatting as we go.

Two very different families with different needs but I feel I am making a difference and it’s what I set out to do!”

Thanks so much Jennie. We hope your experience as a Home-Start volunteer might inspire other people to join the team.

Please go to Volunteer – Home-Start Wokingham District ( , call 0118 9888025 or email to find out how you can make a real difference to the lives of local families.