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Peer support volunteers

Volunteer to deliver mental health support to expecting and new parents

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PANDA was founded in the early 1980s by a small group of volunteers. More than 30 years on, PANDA has a large integrated workforce of paid and volunteer professionals working together to support new and expecting parents and deliver perinatal mental health support.

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Become a Peer Support Volunteer


What's involved?


What does training involve?


Who can volunteer?

Are you ready?


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Application process

The Peer Support Volunteer program is a competitive program with limited positions. Intake and training occurs at certain times throughout the year.

Applications are currently closed. Our Community Champions volunteer program is a feeder for many Peer Support volunteers. If you would like to join PANDA as a Community Champion, find out more:

Become a PANDA Community Champion

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Everyone’s experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting is unique and brings different rewards and challenges. Our mental health checklist can help you to see if what you’re experiencing or observing in a loved one could be a reason to seek help.