Become A Volunteer

Volunteer Postnatal Doulas provide supportive home visits to Brattleboro-area families during the early months with a new baby!

Postnatal Doula

What does a Village Volunteer 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 birth doula to volunteer with It Takes A Village?

No 🙂  A postnatal doula does not 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 “Postnatal Doula” mean?

“Postnatal” means “after childbirth.”  A “doula” is someone who provides non-medical support and assistance to a family during the perinatal period, which can include before, during, and after the birth of a new baby.

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 postnatal period.

What is the time commitment in volunteering with Village?

Village Volunteers are matched with a family to visit for two hours, once a week, over a period of twelve weeks.

How can I get started?

Our next Volunteer Postnatal Doula Training 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 postnatal families and become an ambassador of It Takes A Village!

Please fill in this form to get started!

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