Volunteer Resources

This library has been designed for both Postpartum Angels and families!

We thank you for your commitment in furthering your education to helping families have a good beginning!
Good Beginnings Volunteers are encouraged to complete 6 training modules annually. There are 11 modules available through this library. Please note the Good Beginnings In Loving Arms module is located at the bottom of the page.

Purple Coffee Hour volunteer meetings are held throughout the year to provide a safe space for volunteers to receive support from staff and each other. Good Beginnings collaborates with local agencies and professionals to bring high quality, relevant information to our volunteers to assist you with your important work.

Ongoing training opportunities are available to Postpartum Angels through our website. Click on the Volunteer Resources button to view our training library. and you are also welcome to attend any of our Birthing Year workshops.

​Prospective volunteers are welcome to join our volunteer meetings. Please register by calling 802-595-7953 or by emailing info@goodbeginningscentralvt.org.

Training module #1


Video #1: Live Birth – Natural Birth

Video #2: Live Birth – C-Section

Video #3: Live Birth – Epidural

Training Module #2

Baby Basics

Video #1: How to Swaddle

Video #2: How to Bathe a Newborn

Video #3: Newborn Care Immediately After Birth

Video #4: How to Calm a Cyring Baby

Training Module #3

Postpartum Mood Disorders

Video #1: Understanding Postpartum Mood Disorders
Video #2: Postpartum Depression, A Serious, Treatable Condition

Training Module #5

Stress and Parenting

Video #1: Parental Stress and Its Impact on Kids

Video #2: Consequences of Parental Stress

Training Module # 6

Nighttime Parenting

Video #1: A Parent’s Guide to Co-Sleeping

Video #2: Newborn Sleep

Video #3: The Science of Infant and Toddler Sleep

Video #4: Safe Sleep Part I

Video #5: Safe Sleep Part II

Training Module #7


Video #1: Fathers as the Foundation

Video #2: Why Dads Leave

Video #3: Redefining Fatherhood

Training Module #8


Video #1: How Carriers help you and your baby

Video #2: Babywearing Basics Demonstration

Training Module #10

Birth Experiences

Video #1: Ina May Gaskin on Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesto

Training Module #11

Abusive Head Trauma

Video #1: Forever Shaken

Video #2: Shaken Baby Syndrome SBS Training Course

Online training for mandated reporters now available!

This new training will help you understand the dynamics of child abuse and neglect and your responsibility as a mandated reporter. You will be asked to register before taking the training. The information you provide during registration will be used to certify that you’ve completed it. It should you take about two hours to finish. Once you’ve successfully completed the final exam, you will receive an email with your certificate of completion.

Click here to go to the website and get started!