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Volunteering service

Address details
Organisation Bethel Doula Project
Address 196-198 Edward Road Balsall Heath
B12 9LX
Birmingham
Contact details
Email doulaceo@bethelnetwork.org.uk
Phone 0121 661 4276
Website https://twitter.com/bethel_doula

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.

Service details
Categories Employment, Education and Training
Gender women
Quality standards
  • Staff are suitably qualified

Last updated: Nov 20, 2018 11:56

Services focused on particular beneficiaries do not imply that they are offered exclusively to these persons only.