What might a volunteer support a family with? 

  • Attending Social Care meetings (you will not be asked to transport clients)

  • Attending medical appointments with your client 

  • Providing chat and support in informal meetings (over a cup of tea!)

  • Birth support

  • Packing a hospital bag

  • Signposting to other services and accessing evidence-based information together 


*Please see updated COVID-19 guidance on volunteer roles here*


What does our training look like?

  • 4 initial bespoke training session on topics relating to pregnancy and beyond, with a further 18 sessions planned further down the line

  • A DBS check - (costs covered by DCPP)

  • 1-1 volunteer mentoring 

  • 4 optional training sessions on the Labour Ward at Royal Derby Hospital (Highly encouraged!)

  • Ongoing access to learning sessions, 1-1mentoring and volunteer celebration events!

What we require from you:

Our extensive volunteer training programme requires a selfless commitment on your part. 

Before applying, please be aware of the commitments involved; 

  • Availability to attend a total of 26 training sessions (term time only and within school hours)

  • Able to commit to a minimum of 2 hours per month to offer Community Support at the Royal Derby Hospital (Pre & Postnatal Ward, Mother & Baby unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), to our weekly Bump to Baby Coffee Mornings and to our seasonal events

  • Able to flexibly commit to an additional minimum 1 hour per week to provide 1-1 support.

How to apply: 

If you think you can contribute to the brilliant work our volunteer team do, tell us why by following the link below.

  • Tell us about any relevant experience you have in as much detail as possible.

  • Spaces are limited but we are always looking for passionate volunteers to our service, even on a provisional basis.

DCPP Volunteer Application Form

To find out more you can call or email DCPP below:

Telephone: 01332 88094

Email: [email protected]