Parent Support Volunteer

Organises and participates in parent support activities such as groups or events.

Creates a warm and welcoming environment for families.

Responds to enquiries from local parents, putting them in touch with branch activities and services meeting their needs.

Represents NCT at events.

About National Childbirth Trust

The national charity for pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
Our mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

We achieve our mission though three interconnected aims:

Sharing evidence-based knowledge to support parents to make informed decisions.
Creating networks of vital support and life-long friendship.
Campaigning on the issues that matter most to families throughout their early experiences of becoming a parent.
Every year, we support thousands of expectant and new parents across the UK and Channel Islands to feel more connected and confident during this major life transition.

We provide evidence-based information on our website, which is accessed over six million times a year. We support parents through antenatal and postnatal courses, attended by over 100,000 expectant and new parents. Our national network of volunteers support over half a million parents through free community-based activities and events. NCT breastfeeding counsellors support thousands of parents via our free infant feeding line and in homes, community drop-ins and services. We also provide a range of funded peer support programmes to support women and families facing specific challenges, such as social isolation or poor mental health.

What skills do I need?

Good listener and communicator

Able to reflect on own experience in order to offer appropriate peer support and establish boundaries

Warmth, friendliness and empathy


Team working and teambuilding

Discretion and empathy

Posted for
National Childbirth Trust

Register your Interest

Quick Enquiry


  • Families and Parenting
  • Health and Social Care


  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Accessibility
    Home based, adjustments can be made
  • Age restrictions
    18 plus
  • Child Protection Policy (where relevant)
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy (where relevant)
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Flexible - approx. 2 hours per week


This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.