This website is a space to find, connect and collaborate with other practitioners, volunteers, commissioners, funders and parents.
Informal peer support can make a unique and invaluable contribution to achieving healthier pregnancies, better births and healthier babies.
Stage 1. Vision, goals and context
Stage 2. Designing your programme
Stage 3. Setting up your programme
Stage 4. Delivering your programme
Stage 5. Reviewing and improving your programme
Plan for success. Don't launch into setting up before you have clearly defined what your volunteer initiative needs to look like and how it will work in practice.
1 page in this section.
Identified by our evidence review.
Important features to think about when designing your programme.
Thinking about who, how and what.
What can you realistically deliver within the funding available?
Build them in from the beginning.
Make improvements, innovate and adapt.
A well-thought out implementation plan is crucial to your new volunteer programme. Often overlooked, it can be the difference between failure and success.
View and download useful resources relevant to Stage 2.
Where to get further support if needed.
Tell everyone about an event in your community.
Post your questions and ask your community for ideas.
Submit a service or social group in your area.