Without volunteers who give their time to NCT, we wouldn’t be able to support parents in local communities.

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Our network of over 5,000 volunteers arrange regular activities that boost the wellbeing of over 700,000 parents each year and help build communities

Our family-friendly, flexible approach to volunteering means that you too could join our NCT family. How much time you can give is completely up to you. It’s a great way to join a like-minded community, develop new skills and have some fun.

You don’t need to be an NCT member or be a parent to volunteer, we’d love you to be involved.

“When my second baby was four months old, I was starting to think about going back to work part-time. As well as wanting to get back to work, I wanted to make friends and gain some practical experience to build my confidence. I found NCT through a web search and met other parents and volunteers at a parent meet-up. They were so nice and enthusiastic that I was quick to agree to help run the parent meet-ups and start a walking group. I was so excited to be doing something for others and getting my brain working again.”

– Nadia, mum and NCT volunteer, Bristol

Join Nadia and thousands of volunteers like her. Register your interest in volunteering today.

Our commitment to you

The welfare and safety of individuals is at that heart of everything that we do. We ensure that everybody who engages with our services, activities and events are safe and protected. This includes pregnant women, their partners, babies, children and new parents, as well as our staff, volunteers, students and practitioners.  We are committed to safeguarding excellence and have a continuous improvement programme in place to review our safeguarding practices. 

We are committed to zero discrimination both internally and externally regardless of visible or invisible difference such as sex, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, religion or belief, gender identity, economic class, marital/civil partnership, family status including single and all parents, socio-economic background and pregnancy and maternity.   

Volunteer stories

Read more about how some of our volunteers became involved with NCT and what they enjoy most about volunteering with us. 

Volunteer's Viewpoint: Jo's story

Volunteer's Viewpoint: Rachael's story

Volunteer's Viewpoint: Holly's story

Volunteering roles

Our local NCT community activities are run by volunteers like you. 

Branch coordinator

Leads the local team, is the main link with NCT staff  and an advocate for NCT locally.

Parent support coordinator

Coordinates a range of local parent support activities with a team of volunteers.

Fundraising coordinator

Organises events such as NCT Nearly New Sales, Baby First Aid courses and fun days to raise funds for the NCT.


Leads good financial management locally and is the main link with NCT staff  on all local fundraising and finance questions.

Parent support volunteer

Organises or hosts groups for parents like Bumps & Babies or Walk & Talk.

Regional volunteer

Supports and mentors local volunteers in their roles.

Social media volunteer

Promotes local NCT community activities and and raises awareness of the support parents can access through NCT.


Peer support and national roles

In some areas NCT has funding to deliver specific services for parents. Many of these involve the recruitment and training of peer support volunteers. Find out more about these volunteering opportunities here.

Do you have skills or experience that you can offer NCT on a national or strategic level? Let us know. 


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