To refer a new client, please click here. Please note that M4M does not accept self-referrals.

Become a Volunteer or Team Member

Tū Hei Kaimahi

Volunteer / He Tūao

Become a valued and respected Volunteer to support new māmās and pēpi in your community. Volunteers are often mums and grandmothers who have experience and understanding in this important transition in life. Volunteers are scheduled in two-hour shifts and care for babies so that mums can have respite or extra support.

Here are the steps involved:

  1. Identify how you want to make a difference and if you have a spare two hours per week to do that

  2. Read the Volunteer Job Description (download below)

  3. Read the Volunteer Handbook (download below)

  4. Complete the Volunteer Application for your region, using the links below. 

  5. Complete the police vetting form that will be sent to you by email.

  6. Attend our monthly intake orientation and meet our local Kaiārahi, Matrescence Coordinator.

  7. Start volunteering and join in our regular catch-ups and upskilling opportunities

  8. Have FUN meeting new families and snuggling babies!  

If you have any questions or would like more information please email 

Volunteer Application Links

It’s fantastic that you are interested in volunteering for Mums4Mums and helping us make a difference in our community.

We aim to unite volunteers and families with the goal of enhancing the mental well-being of new mothers and enhancing the overall well-being of infants (aged up to 24 months). The mothers we assist typically lack family support and simply require a compassionate presence to hold their babies, affording them the opportunity to rest, take a shower, or enjoy a meal. Our volunteers serve as companions for conversation and provide crucial emotional support.

Typically, a volunteer will visit once per week for typically 2 hours. We ask for a commitment of up to 12 weeks per family. 

Acceptance of being a Volunteer with Mums4Mums Charitable Trust remains conditional and is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check.

Join our team / Whakapiri Mai Ki Tō Mātou Tīma

As we grow and expand we will need to add to our team and the most common roles are Area Coordinators (AC) and Regional Coordinators (RC). In order for us to expand to new regions, we need an AC and the funding. Then in time we will add the RC roles.

Many of our ACs and RCs come from our current volunteer pool. They are committed to our kaupapa in supporting new mums/caregivers and babies in their community and we have a well-established working relationship with each other. 

Other ways to get involved / He Huarahi Anō Hei Tautoko

If you have a particular expertise you wish to bring to us as a Consultant, Patron or Trustee, let's talk about that and find out how we can collaborate together. There is strength in numbers. 

Click the button below to start the conversation.