Would you like to help us support women facing disadvantage and inequality?
"I’ve seen first-hand that Birth Companions can change women’s lives, I am proud to call myself a birth companion"
We have a small team of paid staff but we also rely on our dedicated teams of birth companions who provide vital support to the women who use our services in prisons and in the community.
The majority of our work is based in London with smaller teams working with women in prisons in Surrey, Peterborough and Derbyshire.
All our birth support and most of our community support is done by volunteers. Volunteers also staff our 24-hour birth phone line. Birth companions who work as prison visitors and antenatal teachers can claim a sessional rate or choose to volunteer.
All of our birth companions receive comprehensive training and support. It takes a year to complete our training programme; a combination of training days, monthly meetings and shadowing.
All trainees and active birth companions need to provide current references and are DBS checked.
If you are interested in hearing about future training opportunities, please complete the form below.
Birth Companions is committed to equality and diversity and we particularly welcome interest or applications from women from Black and Asian backgrounds and from other groups who experience racism in our society.
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate requests for work experience, internships or elective placements of any kind.