Volunteering with Us
Thank you for considering volunteering with Barnardo’s! Without volunteers, Barnardo’s would not be able to provide information and support to new mothers to assist them and their babies/children within their breastfeeding relationships; an absolutely vital service in the South Gloucestershire area.
The application window for our Autumn training course is open until 18th August 2023
To apply to be a breastfeeding peer supporter please visit our website:
Breast Feeding Group Helper (South Gloucestershire) | Barnardo's Volunteering (barnardos.org.uk)
It will greatly assist your application if you are already (or have previously) used the services of your local Barnardo’s breastfeeding group. For days and times of the Barnardo’s groups in South Gloucestershire, please click here.
The next course will run in two parts on the dates below:
Part 1: Saturday 9th September (Time 10am – 4pm)
Part 2: Saturday 16th September (Time 10am – 4pm)
Location: Cadbury Heath Children’s Centre, Earlstone Crescent, Cadbury Heath, BS30 8AA.
Tea and coffee will be provided, however please bring your own lunch on both days.
Babes in arms are welcome to attend with you. There will not be any childcare available during the sessions, but we will try to accommodate those applicants whose older children will need to attend with them. You must be available to attend all training sessions in order to take advantage of this volunteering opportunity.
There will be a Zoom training session with information about Barnardo’s and a Safeguarding session, the date and times are to be arranged.
You will also be required to complete e-learning alongside your training and we carry out a DBS check along with reference checks.
We are looking for a minimum commitment of one year at a Barnardo’s peer support group after successful completion of your training.
Any places offered on the training course will be conditional on you accepting your role within a specified group and being an active volunteer of that group upon completion of your training.
If you have any general questions or queries about the process or training, please contact me. Thank you once again for your interest in volunteering with Barnardo’s.
Volunteer Coordinator for Bristol and South Gloucestershire
Tel: 07753 319459