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Community REACH Project – Become a Volunteer Champion

WHFS (Women’s Health & Family Services) is working in partnership with UEL (University of East London) and Barts Health NHS Trust to help raise awareness of the importance of accessing antenatal services at an early stage. Please click here to read more about the project.

The Community REACH Project aims to:

  • Raise awareness about antenatal care services in the community
  • Encourage women & their families to access antenatal care and support early
  • Empower women to have a better pregnancy and birth experience

WHFS are recruiting and training Community REACH Volunteer Champions to:

  • Conduct outreach work to highlight the benefits of antenatal care to women of childbearing age, especially women who are trying to conceive and pregnant women.
  • Record the reasons women are not accessing antenatal care.

Who can become a Community REACH Volunteer Champion?

We’re looking for people with an interest in raising awareness of the importance of antenatal care. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent or may have a baby in the future, you can gain skills whilst helping pregnant women and their families in your community. You need to be living in the wards of Mile End, East Ham North or Forest Gate North, as we’re particularly promoting antenatal services in these areas.

Volunteer time

  • We expect volunteers to give (on average) 3 hours per week until the project ends in August 2017.

DBS Checks (criminal records checks)

  • All volunteers undergo DBS checks and need a good command of written and spoken English, as competent record keeping is essential.

How to apply

WHFS will be holding Open Days in February 2017 to recruit volunteers, with the training starting soon after these dates. Please see the Events page for details on Open Days to recruit volunteers.


For further information, or if you would like WHFS to conduct an awareness session with your community group, please contact:

Jules Robertson
T:  020 7377 9640
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Asmat Syed
T:  020 7377 8725
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