Volunteering with Amma

Recruitment is now open for people to join Team Amma as Volunteer Birth and Postnatal Companions. You can download the role descriptions using the links below before applying. 

Following a successful interview, you must be able to commit to induction training of

approximately 40 hours in person and 10 hours home study.


Dates for in person training (subject to Covid-19 restrictions) in Glasgow are as follows:

Monday 16th to Friday 20th August (9.30am to 3pm)

Saturday 28th August (10am to 4pm)

Saturday 4th September (10am to 4pm)

* Please note this is a rolling process with interviews taking place weekly as applications are submitted, therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We will close to applications on Sunday 22nd July. 

Role descriptions


Birth Companion

Postnatal Companion

Become a certified trauma-skilled Amma Doula

Our birth and postnatal companions are trained to deliver trauma skilled support to clients with highly complex needs. The skills, knowledge and experience gained through Amma goes beyond what many doula training programmes can offer. In recognition of this and knowing that many of our volunteers also wish to support birthing people outside of Amma, we offer Amma Doula certification to volunteers who:

  • Complete Amma’s induction training (approx. 50 hours)
    Attend 70% of supervision sessions over a one-year period

  • Attend 70% of group learning sessions over a one-year period
    Have provided 1-1 support to a minimum of three birth or postnatal clients

  • Complete a reflective assignment