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Volunteering opportunity

Family Support - Infant Feeding (Plymouth PL4)

Purpose of opportunity:
Support parents with children/young people to access services and support. Providing feeding support to new mothers.
To assist with the organisation, running and evaluation of Latch on Groups in the area.

Key activities:
To make new mothers welcome at groups.
To offer support and advice re breastfeeding to women attending groups i.e. antenatal or postnatal
To offer support and advice on an individual basis as agreed (e.g. home visits, telephone contacts, etc.)
To liaise with local midwives and health visitors and refer breastfeeding women to them as appropriate
To undertake appropriate training/supervision
To report any child protection concerns to project worker or children¿s services manager

Attitude/skills/knowledge required:
Friendly and enthusiastic
Experience of breastfeeding
Experience with children
Ability to support others in a non-judgemental way

Training, support or other benefits available:
Barnardo's volunteer induction programme
Supervision and support
Access to Barnardo's internal training programme and vacancy listings

Location

Cluster 1 Plymouth

Terms

Period covered by opportunity:
Ongoing

Days/Hours/ Time commitment:
Days flexible

Minimum Age: 16 years

Expenses:
Can be offered

Disclosure
Enhanced disclosure applies

Type of Check
Enhanced and Children's and Adult's Barred List applies

Workforce
Child and Adult Workforce applies