Volunteering for Spoons

We are very lucky to have a team of fantastic volunteers and trustees at Spoons. They volunteer their time and use their skills and experiences to help our families and keep the charity running. You could say they are the heartbeat of our organisation!

We have volunteer neonatal peer supporter and volunteer trustee opportunities available. If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, why not think about applying to join Team Spoons?

Peer Support Volunteers

Spoons neonatal peer support is delivered on the neonatal unit by parents who have had lived experience of neonatal care.

The role of a volunteer peer supporter will requires some skills and experience, including:

  • Lived experience of neonatal care as a parent or carer
  • Good active listening skills and empathy
  • An ability to commit to at least two hours per week
  • Good time management skills
  • Basic IT and administration skills
  • Confidence to communicate with a diverse range of people, including neonatal parents and health professionals

To find out if this role is for you have a read through Spoons volunteer-Role-Description-2023


All our volunteer peer supporters receive peer support training and are required to complete a series of e-learning modules.

If you would like to apply for the role of a volunteer peer supporter please completed the application form and return to [email protected]

Spoons volunteer peer support role application

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role of a volunteer peer supporter please email [email protected]


Becoming a trustee is a rewarding role. It means you can do something worthwhile without having to commit lots of your time.

It is a strategic role that will require specific skills and experience, including:

  • Senior level strategic management experience within a third sector organisation,
    ideally a charity
  • Recent experience (within the last 5 years) of fundraising for, or in, a third sector
  • Experience at senior level of financial management, ideally within a charity
  • A professional qualification and significant practitioner experience in an area of
    relevance to Spoons such as charity law, project or programme management
  • Knowledge and experience of marketing or public relations in the third sector
  • Experience as a trustee in a similar size or larger organisation, together with
    implementation of best practice in corporate governance

For more information about the requirements of trustees please see the Spoons Trustee Role Description

If you feel that you are a good fit for the role of trustee please complete the Spoons Trustee Role Application and return to [email protected]