My name is Jo and I am the Branch Coordinator for Yeovil and Sherborne. I decided to volunteer with NCT after a less than great experience with infant feeding support in the early days with my first baby Sebastian, who is now 2.
"I wanted to make a difference and help and support new parents in our local community."
I am currently 22 weeks pregnant with our second baby.
I first started volunteering for NCT following my NCT antenatal class which I attended with my husband Adam. I realised there was very little activity within the branch, and I wanted to change this.
Originally starting as Parent Support Coordinator and then taking on the role of Branch Coordinator a year and half later it felt like the next step for me. My role fits well around my family and work commitments, as I work part time.
I spent about three months just before Christmas last year applying to Awards 4 All for a grant to start an infant feeding support group that was successful! This project has been delayed due to COVID-19 but we hope to start it soon - watch this space…
I enjoy my role and find it rewarding. I look forward to meeting new parents as soon as the infant feeding group starts providing them with support.
"I have made many new friends through volunteering. It's great for socialising and meeting new people."
Get in touch with your local branch to find out what volunteering opportunities are available or simply have a chat to find out more.
Many of our NCT branches are running online groups and activities for parents. Visit our local activities and meet-ups page and enter your postcode to search for your local NCT group. You can then contact your closest branch to see what's happening in your area.