Volunteer with us

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on volunteers to ensure we can deliver much needed support to women with maternal mental health problems in our community. 

We welcome enquiries about volunteering at any time, so if you'd like to have a chat about getting involved, please get in touch! You can use the contact form below or call in to our office. 

All our volunteers have access to training and support (safeguarding training is mandatory, as well as an enhanced DBS check). We cover expenses for travel to and from Happy Mums for volunteering purposes. 

Application process

  1. Get in touch to find out more about your chosen role, and arrange to come along to Happy Mums and meet the team;

  2. Complete an application form (click to download, scan/photo and email back to us);

  3. We will review your application and if we feel you meet the criteria for the role, we will follow up with the references you have supplied and begin the DBS check process;

  4. We will ask you to complete an 'additional details' form (emergency contact etc) and sign our Volunteer Agreement; 

  5. Where training is required prior to starting your role (eg. support group facilitation training and online safeguarding training) we will arrange this;

  6. Once required training is complete and the DBS check has been undertaken, we will agree your start date and go through practicalities eg. what to wear, how to claim for travel expenses etc. 

  7. During your first few weeks volunteering with us, we will go through an induction process so that you feel comfortable and safe, know how to raise any concerns and understand our organisation's values, policies and procedures. 

 

The roles we currently have available: 

Happy Mums Ambassadors

Ambassadors are women who have used (or are currently using) Happy Mums services to support their maternal mental health, and would like to give some of their time to helping Happy Mums to reach more women. 

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Registered office: The Coach House Centre, Aglionby Grange, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8AD

The Happy Mums Foundation is a registered Community Interest Company limited by guarantee, number 9389461