Doula volunteers

Volunteer with us

  • BethelDoula
  • 2nd March 2015

Bethel Doula Service volunteers are often birth partners, helping the mothers we support to deliver their babies. After birth, our Doulas offer support with breastfeeding, and perhaps cook a meal, whilst mothers are still finding their feet.

Our volunteers are a diverse group. We have former and retired midwives, nurses, teachers and lawyers. Some of our volunteers are prospective midwives, who are gaining valuable experience in maternity services whilst offering their care, compassion and practical help. We also have refugee and asylum seekers who are able to empathise with the mothers we support in a system they are now much more familiar with.

All volunteers are DBS checked, and are supported by a Volunteer Coordinator. Each works through a specially developed training programme covering topics ranging from breastfeeding, to safeguarding and female circumcision.

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If you have 2-3 hours per week to commit, and would like to volunteer, please click here – to download our volunteer application form and return it to us by email, or  by post to:

Volunteer Coordinator, Bethel Doula Service, 196-198 Edward Road, Balsall Health, Birmingham, B12 9LX

 

We will be in touch with you shortly after receiving your application form.

If you have any questions about the volunteering roles or the application form, please contact us on 0121 661 4276 or email.

Recent Comments

  • Annette Nugent

    Saturday, 14 Mar, 2015

    Hi, I’m interested in volunteering as a Doula with your group.
    I was a founder member of Doula UK back in 1996 and supported 5 women during labour, I also had a doula for each of my 4 homebirths and remain passionate about making sure all mothers to be have emotional and practical support at the most important time of their lives. I work as a Breastfeeding supporter at Birmingham Womens Hospital, and am also a UNICEF Train the Trainer.
    I would love to refresh my birth Doula skills by volunteering with you, please let me know how I go about this?
    Look forward to your reply

    Annette Nugent

    Reply
    • BethelDoula

      Tuesday, 17 Mar, 2015

      Hi Annette,

      Thank you for getting in touch. I’ve sent you an email about this.

      Best regards, Nicky

      Reply
  • Katie White

    Monday, 11 Apr, 2016

    Hello, I was told about this from a friend and am very interested in becoming a volunteer with you. I am currently volunteering at Birmingham Women’s Hospital and will be studying to be a midwife starting this September at Birmingham City University. I would love to be able to spend some time helping to support mothers during their labour and afterwards and hopefully help make a difference in how their experience with birth and delivery goes.

    If there are any volunteer spaces available, I am attending college 3 days a week right now so have some free time and as of June will be free most days. I would love the opportunity to support mothers whilst also expanding my own knowledge and understanding.

    Is there an application that I can fill out or someone I could email to get in contact about this?

    Thank you for your time,

    Katie White

    Reply
    • BethelDoula

      Wednesday, 11 May, 2016

      Hi Katie.

      There is a form that you can download on this page. Alternatively, please email our Volunteer coordinator, Binta, at doulavolunteers@bethelnetwork.org.uk.

      Best regards, Nicky

      Reply
  • Katy Brown

    Wednesday, 11 May, 2016

    Hi, Would it be possible for someone to email me please?
    I am a current student midwife and I am interested in gaining more experience working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. I have some time available in July and wish to spend a day or two working alongside Midwife specialists, or with women.
    Kind Regards

    Reply

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