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Community Volunteer

Mums4Mums and Wanaka Well, supported by Well South, provide drop in sessions for families needing breastfeeding and general parenting support. The sessions run in each hub of Central Lakes where parents can meet, have a cup of tea and a supportive chat; to know they are doing okay as a new parent and that parenthood is a journey that you don't need to take alone. This is a place for new parents to find their own groove with other supportive Mums/parents.

Do you have a passion for supporting others in their breastfeeding and parenting journey?
Do you enjoy the opportunity to welcome and host members of the community at drop in sessions?
If so, become involved as a community volunteer at the bi-monthly drop in sessions for parents facilitated by Peer Supporters in Alexandra, Cromwell, Wanaka and Queenstown.

The smooth running of such sessions relies on community volunteers to help create an environment whereby everyone attending, volunteers, mothers, babies and whanau experience a sense of nurturing, feel valued, have all the time they need and are very comfortable, whilst helping to develop a sense of community.

This role involves greeting families, supplying them with refreshments, playing with children (of the families attending and of the peer supporters) especially reading books and dressing up!

Training will be provided which focuses on health and safety, boundaries and practicalities. Ongoing support will also be provided. There will be ongoing opportunities to join the peer support programme and to link in with other networks. Volunteers gain satisfaction from playing their part in supporting families in the area and enjoy spending time with children, other volunteers and peer support staff.

Requirements

Volunteers interested in this role need to have a genuine interest in families, be friendly, reliable, responsible, happy and confident around young babies. Volunteers should be happy chatting to people from all walks of life and will be asked to adhere to confidentiality guidelines.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

Alexandra Mums4Mums sessions are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month - 10.15am-1.00pm (main session 10.30am-12.00pm)
Cromwell Mums4Mums sessions are held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month - 10.15am-1.00pm (main session 10.30am-12.00pm)
Queenstown Mums4Mums sessions are held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month - 10.45am-2.00pm (main session 11.00am-1.00pm)
Wanaka Well sessions are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month - 9.45am-1.00pm (main session 10.00am-12.00pm)

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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