Sheffield Breastfeeding Volunteers

The Sheffield Breastfeeding Volunteers Project offers free training covering essential topics, including why breastfeeding matters, the challenges women and families may face during breastfeeding, and how you can contribute to a team that informs and supports women and families in their breastfeeding journey, for as long as they wish.

Upon completion of the training, you will be placed in a Family Hub. Volunteering in this capacity is not only a great way to give back to the community but also provides valuable opportunities for career progression.

Our training is recognised and is valued across the region. Some of our volunteers have gone onto working at the Jessop Wing, The Children’s Hospital & Sheffield City Council. Roles include infant peer support workers, prevention workers, midwives, social workers and roles in neighbouring cities. 

Sheffield is a diverse city and we would like our volunteers to reflect this diversity. We particularly encourage women from all backgrounds to come and join our team.

If you have... 

  • the time and passion to encourage and support mothers to breastfeed

If you..

  • are over 18 years old
  • have breastfed and are positive about breastfeeding
  • would like to make a difference and give back to the community
  • would like access to free training covering the benefits and barriers to breastfeeding, how to support mothers and partners and much more
  • would like to gain experience towards study for Nursing, Midwifery or similar, or work towards gaining employment

Then this is the perfect project for you!

Get in touch with us via email SheffieldFamilyHubs@Sheffield.gov.uk 

Come along to our open days to meet the team and other volunteers.

Monday 18th March 2024 | 10:00 am – 11:30 | Virtual sessions on Microsoft Teams 

Monday 25th March 2024 | 10:00 am – 11:30 | Sheffield Town Hall Pinstone Street, S1 2HH

See what some of our previous volunteers say about the project

“Being involved in supporting women to breastfeed has been something I've wanted to do since having my first baby 7 years ago. I found the course absolutely fascinating and have loved meeting so many amazing, supportive and knowledgeable women in the volunteering role, not to mention all the lovely mums and babies!” 

“I thought I knew a lot about breastfeeding, but I learned so much more from the training. This meant I felt confident to support others with breastfeeding. 

The training is delivered in such a warm, real and interactive way, while staying faithful to the evidence base. 

I have made friends for life with my peers on the training course. We stay in touch and continue to support each other. 

My longer-term aim was to work in breastfeeding support/infant feeding, and as a direct result of the training I'm about to start a paid role with the city council.”

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