- Location: Prairiewood NSW
- Category: Family Services
Type of work
- Companionship & Social Support
- Counselling & Help Line
Regular - more than 6 months
3 hours per fortnight - Dates & Times to be decided
* One on one training * Miracle Babies Foundation's Orientation
- National Police Certificate *
Experienced the birth of premature or sick newborn
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia's leading organisation that supports premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.
NurtureTime in-hospital support is facilitated by caring parents who themselves have experienced the birth of premature or sick newborn.
Our valuable NurtureTime Volunteers provide peer support, guidance and hope within the premises of approved hospitals, for families that have babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN). Our in-hospital parent support sessions operate within NICU’s around Australia.
- To be eligible for this role you must have experienced having a baby in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN).
As a NurtureTime Volunteer you will visit the hospital to offer comforting, emotional support, guidance and hope. Our NurtureTime Program can be held in a group setting in a morning tea style, close and suitable to the NICU or in individual support by the cot side or in a quiet area. We are seeking volunteers who are committed to volunteering fortnightly for 3 hours.
Parents, family and friends can ask you questions, whilst you provide them the opportunity to share their thoughts, feelings’ and journey with you, knowing that you have also experienced a premature or sick newborn.
You will undertake both, Miracle Babies Foundation and Fairfield Hospital’s volunteer on boarding process before being eligible to provide in-hospital support. This will include interviews and screening.
Please only apply, if you have experienced your baby in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Special Care Nursery (SCN) , you are a people person, empathetic, and love making a difference - we would love to hear from you!