Our Volunteers are an incredibly important part of what we do, many have used our services previously and found the support invaluable and so they have wanted to offer support to other families too
We have some great volunteering opportunities for the right people to get involved in supporting our work.
Here’s Rosie our Volunteer Co-ordinator to tell you a little bit more about the opportunities we offer and how to get involved.
Our trained Breastfeeding Peer Support and Antenatal Support volunteers really do play a vital role in the work of our Amazing Start team and enable us to reach and offer support to many many families in Newcastle.
Many have used our services previously and found the support invaluable and so they have wanted to offer support to other women too.
To hear from some our amazing volunteers, we have a “Meet some of our volunteers” playlist on You Tube where our volunteers share their own personal experiences of volunteering with Healthworks and why they decided to get involved. If you are interested in getting involved we are currently accepting applications.
Breastfeeding Peer Support Volunteers are parents who have breastfed (or are breastfeeding) and who have a positive attitude towards breastfeeding. They promote breastfeeding in a friendly and sensitive manner and support our Amazing Start Co-ordinators to provide services to breastfeeding women and their families. This includes one to one support and attending our breastfeeding social groups.
Our Antenatal Support Volunteers promote good attitudes to pregnancy and parenting in a friendly and sensitive manner. They volunteer alongside the Amazing Start Peer Support team and health professionals and the role includes helping to create a welcoming and friendly environment in different settings and welcome new and existing mothers and their families.
For more information please contact Rosie on 07826531575, by completing the form below or via the Breastfeeding Mams Newcastle Facebook page
Successful applicants will receive a free 10 week training course to prepare them for their role within the Amazing Start team. Details of the roles are available by clicking the links at the bottom of the page and you can also find out more about our Antenatal and Breastfeeding Services here .
Are local volunteers from all walks of life, who have come together through attending a Change4Life training workshop delivered by our Change4Life Champion Co-ordinator.