Peer Support Volunteers needed

Applications for this round of Peer Support Recruitment are now closed. If you’re interested in being considered for a future supporter role, please complete this form to be added to a wait list, and you will be contacted during the next period of recruitment – thank you! 

Are you a Mam who has previously spent time on the RVI Neonatal Unit?  Would you like to be able to offer support to other Mams experiencing a neonatal journey? If so, you could be just who we are looking for!

We recruit Peer Support Volunteers for Tiny Lives four times a year. Peer support can make a huge difference to families who spend time in neonatal care. Tiny Lives Peer supporters will offer informal 1:1 help and support to Mams on Ward 35 and when discharged home.

Volunteers will work on the RVI Neonatal Unit at dedicated drop-in sessions, and support Peer Support activities taking place off-site (such as Buggy Walks). Volunteers would be expected to be able to commit a minimum of 2 hours a week.

If you’re interested and fulfil the below criteria, we would love to hear from you:

  • You are a Ward 35 Mam who has been discharged from the Neonatal Unit for at least 1 year.
  • You are good listener and communicator.
  • You can actively listen and respond without judgment.
  • You have a willingness to support people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures.
  • You are reliable, dependable and flexible.
  • You have experience of using email and social media, with access to both.

Full training will be provided via Tiny Lives and the NuTH Trust Volunteering Team, and all volunteers must undergo an enhanced DBS check. Whilst this is not a paid position, volunteers can claim reasonable out of pocket expenses.

To find out more, please download the Expression of Interest Pack. Any queries regarding Peer Support should be sent to You can complete this form to be added to the wait list.

We look forward to hearing from you!