Breastfeeding Mentors

1 August 2023

The Breastfeeding Network are looking for volunteers on the Isle of Wight and are running a training course in September:

Course Title:  South and East Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Number of places available: 8 -12

Course start date: Tuesday 12th September 2023

Course end date: Tuesday 5th December 2023

Day and time of sessions: Tuesdays 12.30 – 2.30pm:

  • 12th September 12.30-2.30pm (online)
  • 19th September 12.30-2.30pm (online)
  • 26th September 12.30-2.30pm (online)
  • 3rd October 12.30-2.30pm (online)
  • 10th October 12.30-2.30pm (online)
  • 17th October 12.30-2.30pm (online)
  • —Break for Half Term—
  • 31st October 12.30-2.30pm (online)
  • 7th November 12.30-2.30pm (online)
  • 14th November 12.30-2.30pm (online)
  • 21st November 12.30-2.30pm (online)
  • ***28th November 12.30-2.30pm*** (face-to-face session: one on Isle of Wight; one mainland Hampshire) – trainees may bring their child(ren) along to this if necessary
  • Tuesday 5th December 12.30-2.30pm (online)

Assignments to be completed by: Friday 8th December 2023

Course venue: Mainly online via Zoom apart from the 28th November which will be face-to-face at venues to be confirmed (potentially Ryde for IOW and Havant for mainland Hampshire)

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 8th August 2023

Proposed interview date (if applicable): Friday 18th August 2023 informal interview and information session via Zoom.

DBS required: Yes (BfN will arrange this at no cost to volunteers)

We are training a cohort of Breastfeeding Network volunteers to provide peer support alongside weekly Breastfeeding Groups within Barnados Family Centres on the Isle of Wight. Following completion of the training and registration with the Breastfeeding Network, volunteers will be expected to provide weekly support to families in their local community.

Please indicate in your application which areas you would be able volunteer in:
East Cowes
West Cowes

Further details here