Infant Feeding Peer Support Volunteer

Infant Feeding Peer Support Volunteer

Organisation role · 2–3 hrs/Week
Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
HealthChildren & youthCommunity & family
Good health and well-being
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Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
#80312
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Summary

Are you passionate about infant feeding? Would you like to support families on their feeding journey? Do you want be part of a new volunteer project in Norfolk?

Detailed description

Our Infant Feeding Peer Support Volunteers have all parented their own babies and provide valuable emotional and practical infant feeding support to parents. This is a rewarding role where you can volunteer for a cause you feel passionately about, give back to your community and learn new skills along the way.

 

Our volunteers empower parents to reach their own infant feeding goals, and need to be able to listen, empathise and support others in a sensitive and non-judgemental way. They help to promote and normalise breastfeeding/chestfeeding & support all infant feeding parents, including those who are formula feeding, mixed feeding and introducing or feeding solid foods. Volunteers will attend community groups across the region to offer support and information to parents around all aspects of infant feeding.

 

Volunteers will attend our 2 day Breastfeeding Management and Relationship Building course, in line with our UNICEF Baby Friendly Standards, and be supported in their role by the infant feeding team.


Please visit the Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust website and click on the Volunteering tab to read about how we recruit, welcome and involve volunteers.

 

You can apply online for this role by navigating to the Become a Volunteer page and clicking on Norfolk & Suffolk Volunteering to view the full role description for the Infant Feeding Peer Support Volunteer role. In order to get the most out of the role, we ask you to commit for at least 2 hours twice a month, and volunteer with us for at least 12 months.

 

If you have any questions before applying - please send us a message!

What volunteers need

🗣️ Native language skills

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs

Getting there

This role will take place in various community groups across Norfolk and volunteers will be able to choose which areas they would like to volunteer in (according to group and volunteer availability).
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About Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Quality is at the heart of all we do and we are proud to provide high quality services that enable people to live healthier lives and receive care closer to home.
We provide the following extensive portfolio of services (for access to more information visit our home page https://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/):

• a range of children’s services to children, young people and families (Norfolk and Waveney, Cambridgeshire; as well as Peterborough in partnership with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust)
• Bedfordshire Community Health services for the residents of Bedfordshire (provided in partnership with East London NHS Foundation Trust)
• Children and Adults’ community health services for the residents of Luton
• Dental HealthCare services (Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk and Suffolk)
• DynamicHealth specialist and musculoskeletal physiotherapy services (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough)
• iCaSH: integrated Contraception and Sexual Health services (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk)
• Neuro-therapy services in Bedfordshire

We believe that community based health services are fundamental to the success of an NHS that gives people more choice and control over their health.