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Volunteer Family Connect

The Volunteer Family Connect Program trains volunteers and links them with local families with young children aged Birth - 5 Years. Volunteers assist families who may assitance and support adjusting to life with a new child. 

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Volunteer Family Connect (VFC) - Volunteer in-home support

The Volunteer Family Connect Program offers support to families with children birth to 5 years living in the Macarthur, Wollondilly, Shellharbour and Taree areas. The program trains volunteers and matches them with families in the community. Volunteers provide support to families in their parenting role to adjust to a new baby, cope with multiple children, overcome feelings of isolation and frustration. VFC in Taree specifically supports the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. For more information see the VFC brochure here.


Volunteers can assit with:

  • Assisting parents to further develop their skills and confidence
  • Helping parents establish routines that work for their family
  • Helping parents become aware of services available to them
  • Helping parents identify needs or concerns
  • Enjoy accessing the community, go to a library, the park or even the shopping centre - things that can be overwhelming for some new parents
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Volunteer Family Connect Coordinator:

Jaimie Maynard


0476 411 560 | For more information see the Shellharbour brochure here


Volunteer Family Connect Coordinator:

Lee Bratel


For more information see the Taree brochure here

Macarthur or Wollondilly:

Volunteer Family Connect Coordinator:

Angela Styman


0447 961 445 | For more information see the Macarthur & Wollondilly brochure here