Would you like to volunteer with the HMF?

HMF is an exciting place to volunteer and we are always looking for people to give a helping hand in the work of our charity. We place great value on the involvement of volunteers, who help with a range of different activities and tasks from collecting and delivering donor milk, helping out at fundraising events, designing / coding, office administration and finance to decision and policy making in committees.

Our volunteers enhance the quality of services provided by the HMF by contributing their time, skills, knowledge and experience. Some volunteers provide regular support, whilst others help on a more ad hoc basis. There are always new ideas and projects going on that you could get involved in.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life. We are very happy to talk to anyone who would like to give something back to the community, including sixth formers or gap year students who would like to gain valuable work experience, those who are unemployed or between jobs, part-time workers or those who have retired.

If you have some spare time and would like to get involved and gain useful skills please get in touch on info@humanmilkfoundation.org for more information.
To see our upcoming events please take a look at our events page.

We're recruiting to our Board of Trustees

We’re looking for new members to join our Board of Trustees who share our team’s ambitious goal to create a new vision for human milk banking services. We are keen to encourage a Board with diversity of thought and experience and welcome applicants from minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities and the LGBTQ+ community, as well as those with lived experience of the issues we support.

Role: Trustee on the Board of the Human Milk Foundation

Contract: Trustees serve for 3-year terms.

Pay rate: Voluntary, but reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

Location: Meetings are a combination of virtual, hybrid and in-person; Trustees must be based in the UK.

For more details and an informal chat, please email gillian@humanmilkfoundation.org.

What does it mean to be an HMF Trustee?

“What struck me the most was the unique vision of both Natalie and Gillian and the incredible energy underpinning making that vision a reality. What has been achieved has been phenomenal and the transformation has been remarkable. I am proud to have been able to contribute to this amazing journey.”

Andy Hodge, Former Treasurer

“With such a clear vision, built on an evidential basis and the drive to help as many families as possible, I couldn’t resist becoming part of the HMF and am enormously grateful for the opportunity to be part of an incredible team.”

Tina Crombie, Trustee

“This is a cause close to my heart but it’s especially exciting being involved in a dynamic ambitious charity that has big goals and exciting ideas about how to make them happen.”

Emma Pickett, Trustee

Our brilliant volunteers


Volunteer Fundraiser


Volunteer Fundraiser

My volunteering role with the HMF began in 2020. I was sitting at home undergoing treatment for breast cancer and thought it would be an opportunity to do something positive and keep my mind busy! So far I have enjoyed assisting at events, seeking out donations of prizes for raffles and coming up with ideas for fundraising, such as a virtual balloon race. It is exciting to be a part of this growing charity, the team always make me feel appreciated and valued, which I can say, hand on heart made a huge difference to my mental state during my treatment.


Volunteer Driver


Volunteer Driver


Volunteer Driver

Please help us by donating a gift to our work

By keeping milk bank services open your present will help give a tiny baby their future.

A gift of £10

Pays for one milk donor onboarding pack

A gift of £20

Feeds a premature baby with donor milk for a day

A gift of £50

Helps our volunteers deliver donor milk for a week

A gift of £100

Recruits one new milk donor, whose milk would feed on average 20 babies

Help more babies receive life-changing donor milk