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Volunteer Family Support

Home Link Family Support provides a Volunteer Family Support service to families with young children in Edinburgh and Midlothian who are under stress or experiencing difficulties.

The Family Support Service

Volunteers are carefully matched with a suitable family to offer emotional and practical support in the family's own home. They then visit the family every week for two hours for six months to a year.

Every family is different but most are feeling lonely and isolated. They need someone to really listen to them, help them get out for some fun and get more connected to their local community. The reliable, undemanding support of a volunteer can make a real difference to the whole family.

All our volunteers get full expenses, a thorough training course and regular supportive meetings with a Coordinator.

We have Volunteer Training courses three times a year.


What do volunteers do?  more info

The benefits of volunteering.  more info

Apply to volunteer. more info