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Play & Support Group Volunteer (NurtureGroup) – Gold Coast

Miracle Babies Foundation
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Our Play & Support Group (NurtureGroup) sessions are free play and support groups for families who have experienced the birth of a premature or sick newborn.

We are seeking friendly and motivated individuals who would like to make a difference and commit to Volunteering on a fortnightly basis.

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

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

The Program is run for NICU families to attend between where parents, family and friends can ask you questions, whilst you provide them the opportunity to share their thoughts, feelings and journey, knowing that you have also experienced a premature or sick newborn.

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 Manager

Please only apply, if you have experienced your baby in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN), are able to commit fortnightly to support families, you are a people person, empathetic, and love making a difference!

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Thank you for taking the time to apply and volunteer your time with us.