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Mothercraft Ottawa Birth Companion

Organization: Mothercraft Ottawa

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: Any

Number of Positions Available: 20

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Jul 12, 2019

Description

Mothercraft Ottawa's award winning Birth and Parent Companion Program is seeking volunteer Birth Companions for the Spring 2019 training.
This program recruits, screens, trains and matches volunteers to provide prenatal, labour/delivery, postpartum and parenting support to at risk families in Ottawa. Please note that Birth Companions do not perform medical tasks and are there solely for emotional, social, and sometimes physical support for the family. In addition, they are responsible for helping the family get connected to other support services in the city.
Applicants must be female and over the age of 18 to apply.
Those who speak multiple languages are considered an asset. We are actively seeking Arabic speakers, but all languages are welcome.

Contact

Courtney Holmes

613-728-1839

Ext: 227

courtney.holmes@mothercraft.com

Volunteer Opportunity Address
475 Evered Ave. Ottawa ON K1Z 5K9

Details

Good for people interested in: Health Care; Companionship/Visiting

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Women; Homeless

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
This is a unique volunteer opportunity that provides the great privilege of supporting a woman and family through the most pivotal experience of their lives, welcoming a child. In many cases, there would be no one present before, during, or after labour to provide encouragement and much needed support.

How will the organization benefit?
The support provided by the Birth Companions is completely free to families in need. We are able to continue offering this free service because of the hard work and dedication of our volunteers.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - None of the above

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes