Events and news News Recruiting volunteers for Basildon, Canvey Island and Thurrock Looking to volunteer in Basildon, Canvey Island and Thurrock? Our taster course is the perfect way to find out whether becoming a pregnancy pal or birth buddy volunteer peer supporter is for you! Starting in June 2019, venue in Corringham. 4 weekly, 3 hour interactive sessions will give you an idea of what is involved and what to expect when you become a peer supporter and if this something that you can commit to, you can then progress on to our main training. Check out the 'Be a Pregnancy Pal' section of our website for more information.