Become a volunteer Doula

Volunteer Doulas provide practical and emotional support to expectant mothers through the latter stages of pregnancy, through labour and for the first 6 weeks of family life.

What to expect

As a volunteer Doula you will offer weekly contact to an expectant woman for the last 6 weeks of pregnancy, support through labour and birth if required and continue weekly visits until the baby is 6 weeks old.

You will offer emotional and practical support and be on call around the time of the birth.

Being trained in infant feeding, you will help her gain confidence by discussing the benefits of breastfeeding, skin to skin contact and much more. 

As part of your contact you can also:

  • accompany her to appointments, if appropriate
  • help her to complete a birth plan
  • help her to pack her hospital bags
  • empower her to make informed choices


Training sessions run twice a year.

The next volunteer training will start in February 2024. Open days and training dates will be given on request.

How to apply

Download and complete the printable application form and email it to us. 

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