Volunteer with the Breastfeeding Connection

The Halton Breastfeeding Connection needs additional volunteers! To sign up, call 311 or 905-825-6000 or email Michelle at michelle.griffin@halton.ca.

To be a volunteer we ask that you:

  • Have breastfed for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Have a positive feeling towards this method of feeding.
  • Live in Halton and/or use Halton Region parenting resources.
  • Attend a 4 hour orientation session to learn more about us, to update your knowledge of breastfeeding, and how to provide telephone support.

As a telephone support volunteer you will:

  • Contact the parent prior to delivery.
  • Provide support on a regular basis after baby comes home.
  • Use the Volunteer Worksheet to track information.
  • Submit information to the Halton Region Health Department.
  • Attend update sessions as required.

We also have space on our Advisory Committee which:

  • Assists with training and updating our volunteers.
  • Organizes special events (e.g., Volunteer recognition.)
  • Meets monthly (times and locations are flexible!)
  • Monitors functioning of the Halton Breastfeeding Connection and advises regarding program changes.