Volunteers are needed across South Gloucestershire and the Dursley and Wotton areas.

Home-Start helps families with young children deal with the challenges they face, helping them improve their confidence and build better lives.

Volunteers are needed to visit families and offer support, friendship and practical help.

Home-Start has branches covering Bristol and South Gloucestershire, as well as the Stroud District.

The Bristol branch is one of the local causes being supported by the Co-op this year.

When you buy selected Co-op branded food products and services, 1 per cent of the money you spend goes to local causes in your community. You can choose which cause your money goes to.

To support Home-Start go to membership.coop.co.uk/causes/28688.

Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of 2-3 hours per week according to the family’s needs. A DBS check will be required.

For more information contact Thornbury Volunteer Centre on 01454 413392 or email mail@volunteer-thornbury.co.uk