I can’t imagine not doing this.
— Long-time Good Beginnings Volunteer
This has been the most enriching volunteer experience I have known.
— Good Beginnings Volunteer

Become a Good Beginnings Volunteer

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The heart of the Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley program is our volunteers. Volunteers visit a family two or three hours each week around the time of a baby's birth and provide personalized home-visits. These visits typically extend over a three month period, enabling volunteers to establish a trusting relationship with the family. Volunteers offer emotional support, answer questions, and provide links to community resources. Volunteers may also help in other practical ways - by babysitting, helping with chores, or running errands. Often a volunteer is simply a reassuring and encouraging presence for an overwhelmed parent, offering an extra pair of hands and the affirmation that they are doing well.

Our volunteers include women of all ages and walks of life who can relate to the amazing and exhausting experience of having a new baby. Many volunteers hold jobs and serve families after "traditional" business hours. Good Beginnings staff members provide pre-service orientation and training, ongoing supervision and training, and support for volunteers. Please contact us today if you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer!