Volunteer with us
If you’re a breastfeeding mum who wants to help others, why not volunteer for BOOBS?
Our service is powered by volunteers who support parents to have a happy, healthy and comfortable breastfeeding journey.
Since 2021, we have supported over 1100 women on their breastfeeding journeys!
We normally have 2-3 recruitment rounds per year, each for 5-10 volunteers.
We will be having our first 2024 recruitment round for peer supporters in February and March 2024 for both Bury and Salford volunteers.
We are particularly looking for mums from Asian, African and Caribbean backgrounds to help our volunteer team better reflect our communities.
The deadline will be Monday 11th March 2024.
- Peer Supporter
- Antenatal Class Supporter
- Breastfeeding cafe supporter
Our Peer Support volunteers get involved every week via face-to-face appointments with mums in our BOOBS Approved venues, in parents’ homes and via web-chat. They also support our Peer Support Lead Kerry at our Antenatal classes, join us at our Stay and Play sessions and help mums to socialise at our monthly Breastfeeding cafes.
In return we provide Peer Support training and ongoing support, new friends, a reference if needed for employers and a free BOOBS card to use in all our venues!
We expect our volunteers to;
- To have breastfed for at least 4 weeks
- Take part in all training provided before beginning their post
- Be willing to participate in face-to-face support once trained
- Be able to commit to at least one hour a week of volunteering
- Be able to commit to at least 6 months of volunteering post-training
Appointments can be flexible and you can choose when you want to carry them out (including evenings, weekends and lunch hours if that’s what you prefer – but you don’t have to).
Fill your details in the form below and we’ll be in touch for more information and an informal interview