Thinking about volunteering for Tamba?
You could be our most valuable resource. Without our many volunteers, Tamba would not be the organisation it is today. Can we inspire you to volunteer for Tamba and give something back to the multiple birth community? Tamba can match you with our volunteer opportunities and then support you with training and information. Volunteering is also an excellent way to prepare yourself for returning to the workplace.
Here’s what you should think about before you volunteer
What aspect of Tamba’s work really interests you? Can you see yourself as a Twinline listener, supporting parents of multiples on the phone or are you good at project management or office administration?
How much time have you got?
It doesn’t matter how much or how little time you have to offer - just be sure you know what’s manageable for you with your other commitments. Are you happy working at a distance or would you rather come to the Tamba office and be part of the team?
1. Twinline listeners
Contact the Twinline co-ordinator for more information about what’s involved and hear what a listener has to say about this important part of Tamba’s work.
2. Trustees/Board Members of the charity
We are looking for potential volunteers who can attend around 5 meetings a year (usually on a Saturday from 10am-1pm in central London) and communicate between meetings via email. Trustees set and monitor the strategic direction of the charity and how we use our resources.
We are ONLY looking for potential trustees with senior experience in FUNDRAISING, or CLINICAL PRACTICE (ideally with up to date experience of pregnancy and birth). A general job spec is available to download.
If you have a background in one of the fields listed above and would like further information, please contact the Tamba CEO - firstname.lastname@example.org
See the many different ways in which you can help. We can't do what we do without you
4. Tamba message board moderators
If you think you could become one of Tamba’s message board moderating team find out more.
5. Tamba office Helpers
Based in Guildford, helping with office administration and telephone calls - click here to find out more.
6. Practical Preparing for Parenthood Facilitators
These sessions are a 2 hour basic entry level seminar and are suitable for expectant parents, interested grandparents, carers, and health professionals. We are looking for people to facilitate these workshops. We had our first training session on the 16th January 2010 in London and the feedback from the attendees was extremely positive. There have now been 4 training sessions to date. There may be further training dates in the future. Please contact Kate Valentine to find out more.
So what's next?
Tamba's Volunteer Policy
All prospective Tamba volunteers are asked to complete a Volunteer Application form (if you are interested in becoming a Twinline listener please print off the Twinline volunteer form). Fill in this form, tell us about the position you are interested in, about you and the skills you have and send it back to us. This form will ask you to give us two referees whom we will only approach if your application is successful.
Supporting you as a volunteer
Some Tamba volunteer roles, such as a Twinline listener, have a training programme which you will be required to commit to undertake before you can get started. Other volunteer positions are more informal, but in all cases you will have a member of staff who will be your contact throughout your time as a volunteer with us, to answer your questions and assist you. We welcome volunteer applications from anyone who thinks they might be able to help.