Volunteer Perinatal Doulas provide supportive home visits to Brattleboro-area families during the early months with a new baby!
What does a Volunteer Doula do?
We show up to help in the many ways a family needs during the early months at home with a new baby. From holding the baby, to pitching in with light housework, to playing with older siblings, to simply providing a listening ear and companionship, there is always a way that a Volunteer Doula can help out after the baby’s birth!
Do I need to be a certified Birth Doula to volunteer with It Takes A Village?
No 🙂 A Perinatal Doula does not need to attend the baby’s birth. If you are interested in becoming part of a community support network for families with new babies, this program is for you!
What does “Perinatal Doula” mean?
“Perinatal” includes the time before, during, and after the birth of a new baby.
A “Doula” is somebody who provides non-medical support and assistance to a family during the perinatal period.
Are doulas only female?
No- Doulas can be any gender. Brattleboro is home to a diverse community of families, so please let us know if you have a specific interest in supporting gender-non-conforming parents during the perinatal period.
What is the time commitment in volunteering with Village?
Village Volunteers are typically matched with a family to visit for two hours, once a week, over a period of twelve weeks after the birth of the baby. Doulas can also spend time getting to know the family before the baby’s birth, if the family would like that!
How can I get started?
Our next Volunteer Perinatal Doula Orientation will be held on May 19th, 2018. It is a one day event and the cost is Free! During your time at the training, you will learn the ins and outs of how to assist local perinatal families during this precious and wondrous time 🙂
Please fill in this form to get started!