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Volunteer Opportunities

The easiest way to volunteer with Babywearing International is to contact your local chapter directly about volunteer opportunities in your community. However, we have a number of volunteer opportunities available with Babywearing International directly, working with the parent organization to benefit all chapters:

 

International Babywearing Week Planning Committee 2016

Babywearing International is seeking applications for the International Babywearing Week Committee. The IBW Committee is charged with planning and implementing International Babywearing Week, Babywearing International’s annual outreach event held the 1st full week in October (the dates for 2016 will be October 2nd-8th).

We are looking for fresh NEW ideas and volunteers who have great skills in:
Task management (we would love “do-ers”!)
Organizational communication (love to correspond with sponsors, other vendors?)
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter Instagram, Pinterest, TBW-do you love managing and posting on them?)
Graphic design (love to come up with all our graphics?)

The Committee is responsible for developing new ideas to add to past IBW successes including developing the IBW logo, graphics, and themes, soliciting and communicating with sponsors and other partners, registering vendors and official celebrating organizations, overseeing all IBW-related social media and online events, etc. Looking for volunteers with strong task management, organizational communications, and networking skills, and/or graphic design, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest,TheBabywearer.com), online sales/product development, or web (WordPress and Google Forms) experience are particularly needed as well as representatives of diverse babywearing communities (including international representatives).

Committee members do not need to be Babywearing International members, volunteers, or educators. Volunteers will be expected to participate in the online planning Facebook group, contribute to an assigned project, and participate in short monthly planning meetings online or via conference call. Time commitment will vary based on time of year and chosen task but expect to commit 2-5 hours/week plus additional time leading up to and during IBW.

To apply please send a letter of intent outlining your relevant skills and why you want to join the committee to: vilija.simaitis@babywearinginternational.org by Monday July 18, 2016.

 

Accreditation and Chapter Management Coordinators

The CSC needs you!! We are looking for Accreditation Coordinators, Higher Accreditation Coordinators, and Chapter Management Coordinators. f you are an MBE or ABE with strong educator skills, please consider applying!!

Full details here: http://thebabywearer.com/…/csc-call-for-volunteers…/

PS: If you responded to our prior general job call and have an interest in one of these positions, please let us know!

 

Governance Committee

Would you like to make a big difference in the future of Babywearing International? We are currently recruiting 2-4 members for a standing Governance Committee. The Governance Committee recommends candidates to fill open positions within the Board of Directors and other committees which operate at the organizational level. The Governance Committee also facilitates periodic reviews of active committees and committee members. Time commitment varies from a few hours a week on a regular basis and up to 10-15 hours a week during key application periods. The committee is expected to review and vet applications for open spots on the Board of Directors. Currently the Governance Committee is particularly looking for individuals with strong communication and interpersonal skills, an interest in shaping the future leadership of Babywearing International, and a commitment to seek representative diversity in our our organizational leadership.

Committee tasks will include:

– posting open positions, collecting applications, evaluating candidates and (if needed) conducting interviews for open positions

– assisting in identifying, recruiting, interviewing, and placing individuals into committees and the Board of Directors on an ongoing basis

– facilitating periodic evaluations for the Board of Directors and other committees which operate at the organizational level

-participating in committee discussions and processing evaluations

Please email your letter of intent and relevant experience to apply@babywearinginternational.org by September 2, 2016.

 

Evaluation Code

The Governance Committee is looking for someone with a technical background to create and distribute evaluation codes periodically during review periods for the Board of Directors and national committees. Applicants should have familiarity with some kind of spreadsheet tool for maintaining the list of evaluators and their codes, some method for generating a short random code, be available to resend codes, and send email reminders to evaluators. This position operates independently but alongside the Governance Committee to help ensure a double blind review process.

Time commitment:  5 hours total, spread across a few weeks, each time we need to do evaluations

Tasks will include:

– Providing timely creation and distribution of evaluation codes

– Sending email reminders to evaluators throughout the evaluation period

Please email your letter of intent and relevant experience to apply@babywearinginternational.org by September 2, 2016.

 

Advertising Coordinator

Looking for an Advertising Coordinator for TBW. Volunteer would need to monitor their email and a google form, explain the options to potential advertisers, input details into a contract template, and upload ad copy into Google’s Doubleclick for Publishers. Training on DFP will be provided. Reach out to potential advertisers via email from time to time in order to fill advertising space.

Approximately 5 to 8 hours of work per month.

Questions or interest should be directed to Beth Rosa at Beth@babywearinginternational.org

 

Social Media Manager

Looking for someone experienced in social media to help to coordinate and manage the BWI Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest. This work could be gladly split between a team of individuals. Hours per week would vary based on size of team but could be set to fit your schedule.

Questions or interest should be directed to kathy@babywearinginternational.org

 

Photography Database Organizer

A creative organizer who would like to manage a team working to develop a photography database for all BWI chapters and educators to have access to the pictures they need. This position is for a voting member of the Education Action Committee.
Estimated time for project will be a few hours per week to begin and then minimal maintenance once established.

A voting member of the Education Action Committee will review all created educational documents created by the committee groups. There is a once a month conference call you would be invited to attend.

Email me and let’s chat! Kathy@babywearinginternational.org

 

Graphic Designer

Is your brain bursting with ideas that need to be made into graphics? -OR- are you a skilled graphic designer? -Or are you both? Please contact kathy@babywearinginternational.org for more information and to work on a project with benefits to all Babywearing educators.
Time commitment: a few hours per month.

 

Infographics Team Leader

The Infographics team is looking for a new leader to help organize and facilitate graphic creation. The team lead will also be a voting member of Education Action Committee, which involves attending a monthly meeting and reviewing content created by the committee. The team leader does not need to have graphic design experience, though that is a plus. If you are interested in this position, please email a letter of interest to kathy@babywearinginternational.org.

 

Social Media Committee

Social Media Committee is looking for experienced and active Facebook group administrators. Please contact Kathy@babywearinginternational.org with interest.

 

Blogger Submissions 

Bloggers: I am in need of bloggers with stories to share and willing to give to the BWI National blog! Kathy@babywearinginternational.org please.

Opportunities are posted here as they come up, so please check back for new ways to volunteer!

 

Employment Opportunities

Job listings are posted here as they come up, so please check back for new employment opportunities!