In Home Support

In Home Support: This activity aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people receiving support by assisting the person to engage in social activities, hobbies and pastimes in their home.  

As an In Home Support Volunteer, you can support the following activities:   

These activities would suit volunteers who:

  • Have respect and patience for others.
  • Enjoy listening and talking to others.
  • Enjoy sharing their hobbies and skills.
  • Have an open mind and appreciation for people’s differing circumstances.

Skills you may have, or gain include:

  • Active listening.
  • Building rapport.
  • Coaching.
  • Effective communication.
  • Empathy.
  • Organisation skills.

This guide will give you everything you need to get started with In Home Support. If you haven’t already, please see our Volunteer Checklist to ensure you read everything necessary to give you the best possible start to your volunteering.  


We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds, communities, identities, and abilities. We value the diversity of our volunteers, the people we support and the unique experiences everyone brings.  

As a volunteer, you will support a range of people in diverse communities and we ask that you make sure everyone feels welcomed, supported and valued for who they are.

Please watch our short introductory video on EDI principles for access to the video and for more information on how you can support people with accessibility needs and learn about different backgrounds and communities visit the Inclusion Hub

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Page last reviewed: 16 May 2024