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NurtureTime Volunteer: In-Hospital Support at The Canberra Hospital

  • Location: Garran ACT
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Family Services
  • Time Required

    2 hours fortnightly Thursday's 12.30pm to 2.00pm 12 month committment

  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Counselling & Help Line
  • Training

    One on one training; Hospital mandatory training; Miracle Babies Foundation's Orientation

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    Experienced the birth of premature or sick newborn in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Special Care Nursery

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Have you had a baby in NICU/SCN and want to 'give back'? 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.

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.

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 training from both Miracle Babies Foundation and The Canberra Hospital before being eligible to provide in-hospital support. This will include interviews by Miracle Babies and your chosen Hospital, as well as Working with Children and Criminal Record Checks.