Volunteer

Volunteer with us

Claire Erridge - Volunteer - Dec 2013 - SquareDonate your time and make a huge difference to the lives of mothers and their families in developing countries.  As a small organisation we rely heavily on the generosity of people volunteering their time and expertise.  From our Board of trustees to event volunteers to office volunteers, lots of different types of people and skills are needed.

Being a volunteer doesn’t mean just shaking a collection tin (although we need that too!) and it isn’t about giving your time for nothing.   The Maternity Worldwide volunteer community is friendly and sociable, and a great way to donate your time to a worthwhile and important cause whilst developing your skills, gaining experience and meeting new people.

Events Volunteers
We hold events throughout the year and always need extra help promoting the event, selling tickets, setting up on the day, stewarding the event, selling things on our stall and helping to pack up afterwards.

Brighton Fundraising Group Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to join our Brighton Fundraising Group to help organise small local events throughout the year from pub quizzes, cake sales, barn dances and raffles etc.  The group meets on average once a month for an hour (in central Brighton) to discuss ideas and plan events.  If you’d like to meet new people, help to organise an event and most of all have fun then please get in touch!  Please email fundraising@maternityworldwide.org for more information.

Don’t live in Brighton?  Why not set up your own small fundraising group?  We can give you all the materials and support you need to start your own group and host your own events.

Volunteer overseas

Donate your time and skills and make a huge difference to the lives of mothers in developing countries.  By volunteering with Maternity Worldwide, doctors, nurses, midwives, public health workers and other professional staff will have the opportunity to play a vital role in saving the lives of mothers and babies during childbirth now and for the future.  We believe in using sustainable methods to make lasting changes as part of a fully integrated maternal health programme.  For this reason we recruit highly skilled and experienced volunteers who are able to share their skills, train staff and implement systems to improve services provided in low-resource settings.  We ask that, in order to make the most impact, our volunteers spend a minimum of 7.5 months on placement, 6 weeks of which is an induction in-country and 6 months volunteering.

Whether you want to be teaching medical staff in the health centres and hospitals, conducting needs assessments, improving and setting up new systems, providing community health promotion on maternal and newborn health, carrying out crucial research or helping hands-on to safely deliver babies – we have a variety of different volunteering opportunities available throughout the year depending on the needs of our programmes.  To see if we have any current overseas vacancies please click here.

Student Electives

Please note we are not currently in a position to facilitate medical students on electives or any short-term volunteer placements, we look for a minimum volunteering commitment of 7.5 months and volunteers must have a minimum of 2-3 years of recent clinical experience (this may be more depending on the role).

Get in touch

If any of these opportunities seem appealing and you think you could spare some time we’d love to hear from you.  To apply to volunteer with us please email your CV with a cover letter detailing your experience and what you would like to get involved with to vacancies@maternityworldwide.org.