The Power of Volunteering

During Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

28TH MARCH   •   NCVO LONDON

This one-day event will provide insight into the unique contribution of volunteering and what works when designing, commissioning and implementing early prevention to achieve outcomes for babies, parents and communities.

At the event you’ll learn about:

Why perinatal volunteering is a good investment
Evidence: how it reduces pressure on public services
Delivering best value volunteering: how high quality implementation is crucial
How to embed volunteering alongside the ‘system’
Pioneering perinatal volunteer programmes already leading this approach; challenges; achievements and lessons they have for others
Increasing the involvement of fathers
Please click the link:  http://powerofvolunteering.co.uk

 

 

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Evidence Review

Parents 1st, in partnership with the Institute of Voluntary Action Research, has carried out an Evidence Review about Volunteering, Peer Support and Community Champions for BIG Lottery. The review aims to inform the development of volunteering programmes by the 5 A Better Start sites:

http://abetterstart.org.uk/sites/default/files/Volunteering%20evidence%20review_Phase%202%20Report.pdf

There is also an accompanying framework to the Evidence review that goes with it:

http://abetterstart.org.uk/sites/default/files/Volunteering%20review_Phase2-Framework.pdf

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Parents 1st Community Parent Programme External Evaluation Report

Parents 1st and their affiliate partner deliver an asset based peer support initiative focused on early prevention during the key life transition of pregnancy, birth and post birth. This is achieved through working with volunteers, building relationships and working collaboratively with the organisations and the communities it works in. This gives it a set of specific evidence needs.

This report brings together the learning from the support that was provided to Parents 1st as part of the Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund to scale up and evidence its model.

To read the full report, please click on the link:   Parents 1st Community Parent Programme External Evaluation Report – March 2016

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