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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are at the core of Lamaze International and there are many ways to be involved with promoting safe and healthy birth. Volunteer involvement will allow you to gain different forms of experience and can take as little or as much time as you have available. Your expertise, experience and leadership skills are an invaluable resource!

Ongoing Opportunities

Review the opportunities below and complete the Volunteer Interest Form to express your interest!

2020-2021 Lamaze Board Candidate Search

The Search Committee is actively seeking leadership candidates for election to the Lamaze Board of Directors.  This year there will be one position to fill. The process includes an open call and active search for candidates from among our Lamaze membership, a Candidate Application/Questionnaire with resume, and an interview process to ensure candidate leadership skills match with the needs of the Board of Directors. The search process will be driven by Lamaze strategic priorities which include – research, education, advocacy and collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and organizational vibrancy – with consideration for a healthy balance of points of view among the full composition of the board. Interested candidates must submit their application materials due by November 20, 2019 for consideration by the Search Committee.  

Education Council Positions

The Education Council seeks volunteers for the Continuing Education committee to provide subject matter expertise in developing and approving continuing education offerings. Review the Education Council Policy for more information about the various roles and processes and apply to volunteer.

Continuing Education Committee

Take your experience and knowledge as an LCCE educator to the next level by joining the Continuing Education Committee! Help Lamaze develop the activities that keep our educators and maternal-child health colleagues up-to-date on current evidence, information and best practices. View the qualifications and responsibilities, and submit your application today!

Accreditation Council

The Accreditation Council is charged with setting standards, guidelines and policy for the accreditation of Lamaze Childbirth Education Programs. The council seeks volunteers with interest and knowledge related to supporting Lamaze accreditation activities. Review the Accreditation Council Policy for more information.

Manuscript Reviewers for The Journal of Perinatal Education

Manuscript reviewers will be selected by the Editor to review, on a voluntary basis, a specific manuscript in their particular area of expertise. The reviewers do not have to be members of the JPE Editorial Board or Lamaze International.

Social Media Networkers

Are you a social media maven? Consider sharing some of your online time with Lamaze. We’re looking for regular contributors for our Facebook page and Twitter account and consumer and educator blogs. 

Translators Needed

Lamaze seeks volunteers to translate our care practice papers and earn alternate credit toward recertification! The Lamaze care practice papers are invaluable resources for expectant parents around the world—we would love to be able to offer them in many more languages.

Certification Exam Item Writing

LCCE Educators interested in contributing to the exam writing process are welcome to submit items to the Certification Council for review. Educators who submit 10 questions can earn up to 10 alternate credit hours toward their recertification upon approval of submissions. Download instructions and complete the Item Writing Submission Form to get started. Be on the lookout for details regarding a pre-conference session on how to write items prior to Lamaze LIVE! 2019. 

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Birth is transformative and every family deserves a safe and healthy birth experience. Our goal is simple; we want all parents to feel confident, supported and powerful as they ask questions, make decisions, and navigate their path through pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

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