Our local NCT community groups help hundreds of thousands of parents every year. The volunteers know what parents want and need locally.

Local NCT community

Every volunteer helps shape and deliver these family-friendly events and fundraisers. Our incredible network of local volunteers makes NCT the supportive community it is.

I love being part of our local NCT community. When we first moved here, I knew no-one. I was completely floored by motherhood. It was the local NCT mums who welcomed me and helped pick me up. I decided it was time to give back and it continues to pay off for me. I met brilliant parents, made life-long friends and had loads of laughs and cake along the way”

– Heather, mum and volunteer, Glasgow.

Find your local NCT community activities

Lots of fun and helpful NCT activities take place all over the country. These are organised by our volunteers, we call these groups branches. Enter your postcode to find how to get involved with your local NCT community.

Local NCT community activities

Local NCT events and fundraisers are all organised by our amazing network of volunteers. You will join a wonderful team who will help you learn the ropes and do brilliant things for parents. How you help and what you achieve is up to you!



Become a volunteer

Join over 6,000 volunteers who support parents. Like you, our volunteers care about birth, babies and parenting. There are around 800,000 births every year and we want to make sure that no-one parents alone.

With so many parents to help, we’re always looking for volunteers to join our mission. Could you help your local NCT community to achieve even more?

Find your local NCT community and contact them to find out more. 


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Local volunteer meetings

Our amazing volunteers are at the heart of NCT, and we couldn’t function without them. You can learn more about your branch by attending a meeting or reading more here.

Enter your postcode to find out what’s happening locally and how you can help.


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Local volunteer socials

Having fun with other parents and volunteers is key to keeping connected, and we make sure NCT volunteering is always fun. We love cake and as a team we know how to get things done while having a laugh.

Come and join us to find out more.


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Keeping local NCT community events going does take a bit of organising. We keep notes on our plans and our meetings online, so you can learn more about what we try to do as volunteers in local communities.

If you are not ready to help us, you can keep an eye on our plans here.


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Local business sponsorship

Our local NCT communities run over 370 Nearly New Sales averaging 75,000 people, arrange Baby First Aid training for over 7,000 parents, and we estimate their local activities and events reach around 15,000 parents each week. They're also very active on social media.

That all adds up to loads of ways to promote your business through sponsoring events, donating money or prizes, or advertising in our Newsletter or at our Nearly New Sale.

Enter your postcode to find your local group and you next business promotion opportunity.


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As an NCT member, you will receive our local newsletter which is packed with stories, ideas and information about local businesses to help you on your parenting journey. Check out the most recent one here or sign up to receive it directly (and support us as you go!) by becoming an NCT member.



Support us

With your help, NCT can support parents across the country in the challenging first steps of their parenting journey. From loneliness, to latching on, from crying to the cost, we support hundreds of parents everyday.

We couldn’t do this without your support. Thank you for donating today to help parents.

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Volunteer at you next NCT event

There is huge personal reward in knowing that your volunteer time really does help others with the challenges and joys of being a new parent.

To find out what difference you can make and to put your skills to good use for others, register your interest and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

How much time can you spare a month ?

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