A young St Albans family is in need of a helping hand … or six.

Irshad and his wife Shahid, both from Pakistan, have no family support in Australia and are struggling with newborn triplets and a three-year-old daughter.

The triplets, girls Maheen and Sineen and a boy, Mohamed, are making good progress, however Irshad said it has become very hard to care for three babies plus a toddler.

“I really need to return to work, but it is difficult leaving my wife on her own with such small children,” he said.

“I drive a taxi, but I’ve only been able to do about three shifts of the past few weeks and it’s not enough.”

He said it’s also taken a toll emotionally.

“We just need some extra hands to help – my wife isn’t getting much sleep at all.”

The Multiple Birth Volunteer Support Foundation, an organisation that helps families with multiple births who have little support, has come to the couple’s aid but needs more volunteers.

If you are interested in being a volunteer email: volunteer@mbvs.org.au or call MBVS on 0481092498.