Can you spare at least 5 hours to help some of the most disadvantaged women living in the West Midlands?
Over the last 10 years, Birmingham has had one of the highest infant mortality rates in England. The biggest reason is poverty and social deprivation.
Bethel Health and Healing Network’s Doula service works in partnership with many agencies, including the NHS, to support pregnant and new mums who are impacted by these issues. Our goal is to ensure their baby gets the best start in life.
Our service users may be teenage mums, victims of human trafficking, domestic violence survivors, homeless, asylum seekers, refugees, struggling with their mental health, living in poverty or isolated and alone.
Our role is to empower our clients with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their own choices. You may be befriending and signposting, delivering food packs or baby essentials. You may be accompanying women to appointments and with training and ongoing support, you could be helping a woman during her delivery and supporting her with feeding her newborn.
You need to be reliable, non-judgemental, caring and flexible and able to spare around 5 hours a week. We rely on our volunteers, so please think carefully about how much time you can give and what you would like to do and we can fit around you. We are particularly short of birth partners.
*Supporting our volunteers
You’ll be supported by a highly experienced team headed by a former NHS midwife and you will receive all the training you need to carry out your role safely and with confidence. Expenses will be paid.
Click on the link to visit our volunteering page. https://www.bethelnetwork.org.uk/make-a-difference/become-a-doula-volunteer/ Thank you!