Home-Start Gozo volunteers campaign events start this week

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Home-Start Gozo volunteers campaign events this weekendHome-Start Gozo recentlyl launched its second volunteers campaign. As part of this yearly event, Home-Start has been given the opportunity to take its campaign to the public, and this coming Friday it will be at Arkadia Gozo, followed by the Duke Shopping Mall on Saturday, the 23rd of November.

The Home-Start Gozo office will also be open to the public on Monday, the 25th and Tuesday, the 26th of November for persons who are interested in joining the group of volunteers, as well as an opportunity for those who may wish to enquire about using the service. The office can be found at ‘Hope’ Flats, Flat 2, Chambray Street, Ghajnsielem.

Home-Start offers volunteer-based, parent-to-parent support to persons raising at least one child under the age of five. The service is new and unique to Gozo, aiming to support parents by offerring practical help, a listening ear and advice.

“Families who may benefit from the service may be feeling isolated or lacking support, may have experienced multiple births such as twins or triplets, may be facing illness or death in the family, or may feel they are going through a particularly difficult time.”

Home-Start said that “after meeting the family, a suitable volunteer will then be matched. The volunteer will then offer once-weekly support and guidance for two to three hours each week. A friendly relationship will be built between the parent and volunteer, providing non-judgemental and confidential support. Through this relationship, parents will be helped to cope better in their challenging situation for the benefit of themselves and their children.”

“Volunteers will receive a 40 hour preparation course and ongoing professional support throughout their work with families.Home-Start volunteers are mature, friendly and caring individuals who are aware of what being a parent entails.”

Home-Start Gozo is a service within Dar Guzeppa Debono and funded by the Ministry for Gozo. It is part of the international network of Home-Start schemes, mainly based in the UK. Home-Start Gozo is the second service to function on the Maltese Islands following Home-Start Malta which has been running for several years.

Those interested in joining our group of volunteers, or for further information about the service may contact us on 27552596, 79067148 or can send an email on homestartgozo@gmail.com.

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