Our Roles

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Children’s Activity Support - Group Helper

This volunteer role is ideal if you like to get down on the floor to play with children and babies and have three or more hours to spare during the week.

You will be helping other volunteers to set up and run play sessions for families with children aged 0-5 within Barnardo’s Family Centres.

No experience is necessary as training will be provided. An approachable personality and a willingness to have fun is essential.

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Community Champion

If you are good at talking to families and children and have some experience or understanding about the challenges that parents face, then you could be a  Community Champion.

You will be trained to represent Barnardo’s in your community and to tell the parents and carers you meet all about Barnardo’s services in their area.

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Breast Feeding Supporters

If you have experience of breastfeeding your own children  and would be willing to undertake training and commit to one session a week at our Breastfeeding or Baby stay and plays you could join the Breastfeeding peer supporters who are all trained by The Breastfeeding Network. 

Our first level course is called Breastfeeding Helper training. This course is externally accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) with 2 accredited units both at level 2 called Peer Support for Breastfeeding Mothers and Skills to Support Breastfeeding Mothers (6 credits in total). The course is delivered online using a mix of group video call sessions and the secure BfN training website. Each session is prepared and delivered by an experienced BfN Tutor. The training usually takes around 4 months to complete

The BfN next training course is due to start in September 2024 and if you'd like to register interest for this please complete the following form https://forms.office.com/e/EthCfp3w8w?origin=lprLink. 

All of the above roles are Monday to Friday, during school hours and term-time only.

To find out more or apply for roles in your area please go to:


Newport Family Hub
PO30 2AX

01983 529208

Ryde Family Hub
George Street
PO33 2JF

01983 617617

Sandown Family Hub
The Fairway
PO36 9EQ

01983 408718



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