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Home-Start Garioch


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Because childhood can't wait.

Home-Start Garioch has been supporting families in the Garioch and Formartine area of Aberdeenshire since 1995 through their most challenging times. We want to ensure those years count so that no child's future is limited by working with families to build on their strengths and give them the support they tell us they need. A unique service, recruiting and training volunteers, usually parents themselves, to support families, visiting them weekly in their own homes. Thanks to the generosity of 76 volunteers donating their time, we are able to support in excess of 100 families a year. Parents supporting parents through friendship, offering practical and emotional support for families with young children who are experiencing stress and difficult times.


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Support a family for a year - £1,000.00

£1,000 covers all costs associated with training a volunteer and providing one to one support to a family for a year.

One to One family support - £36.00

£36 is the average monthly travel expense for a volunteer providing weekly one to one support to a family.

New Volunteer Training - £15.00

£15 covers the cost of a resources volunteers receive at their prep course.