Helping with activities

with Cardiff and Caerphilly NCT

To: Parents in Cardiff and Caerphilly……

Do you:

a) Want a new challenge and a sense of achievement?
b) Like influencing people and making a difference?
c) Want to meet new friends and help people?
d) Want to give to others the support you received from the NCT?

If you answered “yes” to ONE of the above….your NCT needs you!

Read on to find out how you can help…

“But I don’t have much time….”

We realise that time is often in short supply for new parents. So we have listed the voluntary roles, so that it is easy to see how much time they will need. Each of these jobs is important in helping us keep this branch running.

Even doing something SMALL can make a BIG difference

Things you can do
 
With a little time

Make cakes or help behind a stall, for a fund raising event.  

Become a Welcomer - attend a branch event (eg welcome evening, café junior) or new local coffee group, and chat to people to make them feel welcome and included. 

Regularly hand out flyers about the NCT to your midwife or health visitor, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, church, school or nursery.

“I used to go along to my local coffee group occasionally, but never considered volunteering - I thought it was for other people, and not for me.  But then the mum who organised the coffee group told me about the committee and said "you should do that, you'd be good at it!", which encouraged me to volunteer. I really enjoy working with other mums, and have made some good friendships as a result.”

With a Little more time

Host a local coffee group in your home 

Be a class supporter for an antenatal class 

Come to committee meetings, and get involved in current projects (short term). 

  “When I went back to full-time work after my maternity leave, I really missed mum-to-mum contact. I thought that I wouldn't be able to do anything useful for the NCT because of not having any time during the day, but actually there are loads of openings which can work round evenings, once the kids are in bed, or things that they can do with me at weekends. It's a great way to stay part of a community of mums and meet new friends.”
 

 

Branch Team Meetings
Come along to support and encourage our branch team volunteers
Prams in the Park / Buggies in the Bay / Newport walk and talk Be a regular volunteer at one of these events to be the NCT presence and enjoy the fresh air. Great for mums with 6 month to 30 month children who like to be outside .
Coffee mornings at Bumps and Babies groups in Cardiff and caerphilly You’ve been through it, and you know what it’s like... come and chat with others about becoming a parent.
Latch-on Breastfeeding Peer Support group Thursdays 1pm – 3pm  You’ve been through it, and you know what it’s like... come and chat with others about breastfeeding and weaning.
Be a regular volunteer at one of our regular monthly Bumps and Babies groups Commit to turning up to talk to other mums at Maes-Y-Coed, or Llanhilleth, or start up a group in a Caerphilly or  Newport venue on one day a month ( Needs two people per venue). Take the baby toys. 
Clothes Swap :- Awaiting a volunteer to plan and organise Refresh your wardrobe and have a fun night out while raising funds for the nct. Bring your friends.
Branch Newsletter “Small Talk” Write an article or snippit. Help produce electronic copy

A Regular Committment

Take on an existing vacant committee role (see table below). Some jobs can be shared with another NCT member. 

 Take on a new committee role to help us expand our work (see table below).

Train as a breastfeeding peer supporter (to encourage others). 

Train as a specialist worker (antenatal teacher, postnatal leader, breast feeding counsellor). 

Could you do one of these jobs…….?

 

ROLE

DESCRIPTION

AVERAGE TIME

 Deputy Branch Co-ordinator

 Assist in running the branch.   (Can be shared between two people)   

 As much or as little as you can spare!

Minutes Secretary

 Attend branch meetings, collect copies of reports, take minutes and distribute promptly

 6 - 8 hours every other month 

Fundraising and events team

Help to come up with new ideas for branch fundraising and social events and help organise them.

Depends on number and type of activities under-taken

Advertising co-ordinator

Sell advertising for the newsletter 8 Hours every issue
Newsletter Team members Help to produce branch newsletter.  May include writing articles, layout, co-ordinating advertising Ongoing, though most work just before newsletter deadline 3/4 times per year
 Events team  Help organise branch social events  Depends on number and type of activities under-taken
Fundraising team  Help organise branch fundraising ideas  Depends on number and type of activities under-taken

 

All committee positions are If you are interested in helping out the person already doing any of these please contact the chair 

Full role descriptions for commitee positions are available from Babble (login using NCT number)

 

Local activities and meetups

NCT Membership
Support NCT Charity by becoming a member

Courses & workshops

NCT Antenatal course

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NCT Online Antenatal refresher course

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