Be a Pregnancy Pal FAQs How much time would I need to give? Most volunteer Pregnancy Pals spend around two hours with parents on a weekly or two-weekly basis. Before applying to become a Pregnancy Pal it is important to carefully consider whether you really do have time in your week to give to another parent. Click here to find out more about the time needed to attend training. Once you start volunteering you will also need to give a little time for one-to-one support from our staff team (usually 1 hour every 2 months) as well as some ongoing training. These help you to build your skills and to feel confident to carry out the role.