Image: Emma Bergmeier-Varian.

Emma, Volunteer Communications Coordinator at Little Things for Tiny Tots

"Hi, my name is Emma and I’m a volunteer at Little Things for Tiny Tots. We put together boxes of new-born and post-partum essentials for WA families in need, because we believe that every baby born should have access to the support, care, and the essentials they need to grow and thrive.

As a 100% volunteer-run organisation, Little Things for Tiny Tots would simply cease to exist without our amazing volunteers who join us twice a month to sort through donations and pack boxes.

I joined Little Things for Tiny Tots when my daughter was still a toddler. Despite having an amazing support network, a roof over my head, and a steady income stream which allowed me to buy anything I needed to look after my child, I still found motherhood to be incredibly difficult, far harder than I could ever imagine when I was pregnant. It got me thinking about how much harder it must be for families who have to choose between buying maternity pads or nappies for their new-born child; I wanted to give back and that’s when I discovered Little Things for Tiny Tots. It’s such a pleasure to be affiliated with an organisation that does so much good in our community.

To anyone considering starting their volunteering journey, I encourage you to go for it. There are so many amazing volunteer run organisations in Western Australia who desperately need your help and you can make a real difference to the lives of the people in our community by giving back."