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The Milk&You Project seeks to provide emotional, physical, educational and instrumental assistance to support the Mums within our communities to ensure all Mothers and babies are never left feeling isolated.

Our MUMS Support Volunteers give emotional and practical help to parents experiencing difficulties with feeding their baby as well as supporting parents with home life challenges, low confidence and mums who are experiencing stress. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to volunteer in your local community to support Mothers, using your skills and experience and knowledge from the training we provide, to ensure that Mums are never left feeling isolated. It is very rewarding to be able to help others who may be struggling, by giving some of your time to support them.

As a Mums Support Volunteer you will:

  • Support informed decision making
  • Offer a listening ear
  • Use your mothering skills
  • Lend a helping hand

You may be visiting families in their homes and will offer support in various ways depending on the mothers needs. You may also be asked to attend support groups and co-facilitate with our NHS trained peer supporters, help run buggy walks and events. You may also wish to support mums on the phone or online. 

Opportunities exist to work with families across Northamptonshire.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check will be required for this volunteer role.

Please get in touch to have a chat and find out more about what we do!


Skills

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with the following skills, knowledge and experience to join our team of volunteers;

  • Parenting experience
  • To have breastfed/provided breastmilk to their baby and have a passion to support other mothers with breastfeeding.
  • A good listener
  • To respect confidentiality

We would like you, to be able to offer up to 3 hours a week to support within groups, in family homes, on our buggy walks, picnics or other events, and be willing to complete a 6 week training course. An enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) check is required for this role, which is done through us.

Please get in touch to find out more!


 

Details

  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    6 week training course
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

Location

This opportunity has no specific location.

When do I need to be available?

Start Date: 03/05/2022

End Date: 03/05/2023

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Availability Details

We would like you, to be able to offer up to 3 hours a week to support within groups, in family homes, on our buggy walks, picnics or other events

Register your Interest

Interests

  • Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Children
  • Families and Parenting
  • Health and Social Care
  • Womens Issues
  • Young People

Activities

  • Advice and Information
  • General Helping
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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