ID: 164140

NurtureGroup Volunteer - Play & Support Group for children born premature or sick - Canberra

Family Services Regular - more than 6 months Canberra ACT

About this opportunity

*To be eligible to become a NurtureGroup Volunteer, your baby must have been an inpatient in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN).

Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia's leading organisation that supports premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.

Our NurtureGroup sessions are free play and support groups for families who have experienced the birth of a premature or sick newborn.

We are seeking motivated individuals who would like to make a difference and commit to Volunteering at our amazing NurtureGroup each fortnight (except during the school holidays). This NurtureGroup is held Wednesday's at Beldon, WA.

Parents, family and friends can ask you questions, whilst you provide them the opportunity to share their thoughts, feelings and journey with you, knowing that you have also experienced a premature or sick newborn.

As a NurtureGroup Volunteer, you are responsible for coordinating the preparation and execution of the NurtureGroup sessions.

Your duties may also include: • Reporting to the NurtureGroup Officer. • Setting up, coordinating and packing down of NurtureGroup activities within the session • Providing further information of the Foundation’s programs, operations and services to members of the NurtureGroup • The first point of contact for any queries or comments from NurtureGroup volunteers and parents • Liaise and invite Allied Health Professions to attend • Contribute to an effective volunteer team including running team meetings where necessary • Maintain accurate records and regularly return them to the NurtureGroup Officer

Please only apply if you have experienced having a baby in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN) and are able to commit fortnightly to support families.

We are looking for an empathetic "people person" who is keen to make a difference!

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Experienced the birth of premature or sick newborn in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Special Care Nursery

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Approx 2-3 hours per fortnight

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support

One on one training; Miracle Babies Foundation Induction