Mothers Helpers aims to prevent postnatal depression in those at-risk of it, and to assist mothers suffering from postnatal depression to achieve wellness, preventing serious consequences of their illness such as family breakdown, self-harm, neglect or harm to baby etc. If you would like to give back to your community by supporting at-risk families, then we need you.  By volunteering, you become part of the solution:
 We have the following volunteer vacancies:
  • Area Manager
  • Recovery Group Facilitator (for Social Work/Counselling students or similar – locations Nationwide)
  • Recovery Group Co-Facilitator (locations Nationwide)
  • In-home Volunteer (locations Nationwide)
  • Board Member (locations Nationwide)

Scroll down for details and Contact Us if you’d like to apply:

Area Manager

Do you have a passion for preventing, promoting awareness and assisting the recovery of mums with Postnatal Depression?  Would you like to see the Mothers Helpers service fully functional in your region so that mums at-risk of experiencing mild to moderate Postnatal Depression are getting support?  Do you have experience in administration/office work?  Can you commit to 8hrs/week (1-2hrs/day) voluntary work from home for the next 12 months to fully establish this service in your area?

Commitment:  Minimum of 8hrs of your time per week

You must have access to the phone and internet for this role to enable you to work from home.

Please Contact Us if you’d like a job description or to apply send your CV with a Cover Letter to  mothershelpersauck@gmail.com

Applications open.

Recovery Group Facilitator

If you are a student of Counselling or Social (or similar) and you are looking for a placement that would include two one-on-one sessions with each member of the group and facilitating group therapy that was psycho-educational (material provided), please contact us – we are looking for Facilitators for our 10 week Recovery Programmes in locations around the country.  You will be given weekly training, support and supervision by our Co-ordinator however you will need to have your own Supervisor that is either a Registered Counsellor or Social Worker in addition to the support and training we provide (provided weekly online conferencing).  Please email your CV with a Cover Letter to mothershelpersauck@gmail.com then register your details and interest at the link   HERE 

Commitment:  Minimum of 4hrs per week

Recovery Group Co-Facilitator

If you have a compassionate heart, a listening ear, good interpersonal skills  – but above all, a passion to help mothers that are struggling so that we can prevent them from developing post-natal depression or support them so they can recover quickly and more fully – then this could be the volunteer role for you!

We are looking for mothers who have previously experienced postnatal depression themselves to take this role and “give back”, supporting mothers who are at-risk or currently diagnosed with postnatal depression.  We are needing Co-Facilitators in various locations in New Zealand.  You will be supporting the Recovery Group Facilitator in her role leading the 10 week Recovery Group programme.  Your personal experience as a mother with depression and with recovery is invaluable.  You will be expected to join online training  and supervision via the internet along with your Recovery Group Facilitator.

Commitment:  Minimum of 4hrs per week

Please register your details and interest at the link   HERE

In-home Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers to provide hands-on help for our mums who just need an extra pair of hands.  If you have a few hours a week you can give to helping a mum who is recovering from postnatal depression so that she can have a break, then we’d love to hear from you!  You would be providing childcare and light housework while mum either sleeps or takes a break or attends an appointment away from the house.  The family will be in your local area and you will be provided with training and ongoing support and supervision.  You must have childcare or parenting experience, a character reference and a clear police check.

Please register your details and interest at the link   HERE

Board Member

CLICK HERE for more details about becoming a Board Member with Mothers Helpers.