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Volunteering with Flying Start

Flying Start works in partnership with Luton Council and Voluntary Works to support the recruitment of volunteers.

As part of the recruitment process, there is mandatory training for all roles, which is completed through Luton Council and Luton Adult Learning. The ICAN Communication Ambassadors, Breastfeeding Peer Supporters and Parenting Ambassadors will need to undertake further training. 

All volunteers will have to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Roles available for volunteering with Flying Start

ICAN Communication Ambassadors- a cross section of volunteers offering support on the importance of early communication and language development. Volunteers offer a friendly, non-judgemental parent to parent approach using community and social networks to spread the word amongst groups in the community. They provide resources written in plain English and translated into several community languages. Local partners from children’s centres, speech and language therapy (SALT) and the local authority’s Special Educational Needs Service (SENS) train the volunteers. ICAN Communication Ambassador role (PDF 251KB)

Breastfeeding Peer Supporters – Volunteers will work alongside trained breastfeeding professionals in children’s centres to offer mother-to-mother support with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Peer Support role (PDF 258KB)

Crèche volunteers – This role is to assist in the supervision of children, provide support to crèche staff as requested. Volunteers will provide basic information and signposting to children centre services. Crèche volunteers (PDF 276KB)

Support Role- To support the children centre staff in providing a range of services for children under 5 years old and their families within the centres. Support Role (PDF 277KB)

Parenting Ambassador – Volunteers will provide basic information on what is on offer for Luton parents including the benefits of parenting courses and signposting families to their local children centre. Parenting Ambassador role (PDF 261KB)

For more information on volunteering with Flying Start please email Sharon Hill on the email address given below.


Download: Breastfeeding Peer Supporter role
Download: Creche volunteer role
Download: ICAN Communication volunteers
Download: Parenting Ambassador
Download: Support role

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sharon Hill
Contact Position
Volunteer Support Officer

Parent Organisation
Flying Start

Where to go

Tokko Youth Centre, 7
Gordon Street

Last updated 08/11/2019