ID: 178351

Online Peer Support Volunteers for parents of premature & sick babies

Family Services Regular - more than 6 months Anywhere

About this opportunity

Have you had a premature or sick baby? Do you want to help others through this difficult journey?

We are seeking Mums and Dads who have had a premature or sick baby and are willing to be part of a team that runs support Facebook groups providing assistance and a compassionate ear to other families with premature or sick babies.

The families in our closed Facebook support groups are either currently in hospital/NICU/Special Care with their little ones, or have just arrived home with their babies. Our Peer Support groups provide these families with much needed encouragement, care, and support during this difficult time.

Our Facebook Groups run on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.45am-1.00pm AEST and our Dad's group runs on Wednesday nights from 7.45pm - 10pm. As a Volunteer you will be responding to families via a live Facebook chat by typing responses to their comments and questions. It is best that you are child free in this time and are able to commit weekly (preferred) or fortnightly.

You will need to agree to undertake a National Police Check, have a current WWC or willing to obtain a WWC and there will also be a requirement to complete training prior to your engagement.

To do this role you will need to have had a premature or sick baby of your own and be 12 months on from your experience. Preferably your baby is now aged between 1-10 years old.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

For this position you will need:To be a parent of a premature child and your child needs to be at least 12 months of age.

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

10.45am -1.00 pm AEST, Wednesdays or Fridays and our dads group on Wednesdays 7.45 - 10pm (weekly or fortnightly)

Suitable for
  • Families with Children
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Counselling & Help Line

Online training and support