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. BWI committee service may, with the approval of the Committee Chair and your Higher Accreditation Coordinator, be used to fulfill the requirement for an ABE or MBE project.

Communications and Education Volunteers

Accreditation Coordinator

Applicants must be an ABE or MBE in good standing with an active BWI chapter.

Positions are for a one year renewable term (expiring February 2018 ). The time commitment is about 4-6 hours a week. ACs are expected to regularly check their BWI email, respond to queries within two business days, maintain accurate records in Google Drive, and participate regularly in the committee’s Basecamp forum.

Accreditation Coordinators work as a team to process CSV and VBE applications (please note that only MBEs can process VBE applications). Applicants should be strong educators and able to discuss the nuances of using various carrier types. Applicants must be able to provide constructive critique to both written applications and skills assessments and willing to work with a team of 2-3 other ACs.

If you are interested in applying for the AC position, please submit the following:

  • A letter of application detailing your interest in the position, your skills as an educator, and any other relevant information.
  • Two letters of reference, one from your chapter leadership describing your contributions to your chapter and one from another CV (who may or may not be from your chapter). Please include the names and email addresses of your references in your letter of application and ask them to forward their reference letters directly.

Applications and questions should be directed to jessica.stampe@babywearinginternational.org. Applications are due January 20, 2017.

For all job calls below, please send an email of interest to Kathy@babywearinginternational.org. Please use the subject line to indicate your desired project in order to help organization. Letters of interest should include name, chapter, position in chapter, other national committee involvement, and a brief statement of why you are interested or a good fit for these positions.

Facebook Group Moderator(s): Over 70% of chapter volunteers visit the BWI CV Facebook group at least once a week. The Facebook group was developed as a place for CVs to exchange information and receive peer-to-peer support via a platform that is familiar to most of our volunteers. The BWI Social Media committee is looking for group moderators who are interested in cultivating a positive, helpful environment with the Facebook group while helping to direct CVs to appropriate resources. Facebook group moderators will be tasked with developing rules, directing chapter volunteers to appropriate contacts and resources, and facilitating group conversations, and brainstorming, while creating a safe and productive environment for all. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are passionate about BWI’s peer-to-peer support structure, familiar with our organizational structure, knowledgeable about social justice, and prepared to help move our Facebook group forward. This position typically requires 5 hours of activity per week on our Facebook group.

Facebook Public Page Moderator(s): This position would be charged with helping to schedule content created by a volunteer advertising professional, help to create additional content, share similar pages/missions, answer public questions, interact with followers, and manage messages sent to the page. This position is housed under the social media committee.

 

Blogger(s): The social media committee is seeking series bloggers interested in writing monthly or quarterly blog posts. Please include some topic ideas in your email for this position.

 

Graphics Team Member(s): The Graphics Team is looking for graphic designers, tech savvy volunteers, and idea people! Come help this committee develop the resources that you have been dreaming of having.

Database Support

Over the next few months, BWI will begin migrating our data to a new database called Salesforce.  This database will allow us to streamline our internal operations, including improving  how we track volunteers, manage chapters, and much more. We are looking for a few individuals who are familiar with the Salesforce CRM platform and would be able to customize fields, develop reports, and oversee data migration. Individuals who are not familiar with Salesforce but have experience with other databases can also get involved. If database customization sounds like a great way to spend a winter afternoon, contact Wendy at director@babywearinginternational.org. We hope to launch this project in January and finish in March.


Employment Opportunities

BWI is looking for an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about our mission and programs to serve as Chapter Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chapter Manager is a part-time position responsible for supporting our chapters via oversight of chapter records, helping chapters address operational challenges, and assisting with our plans to re-open for new affiliations. Preference is given to individuals who have direct experience with BWI chapter management. This is a one year, independent contractor position. To apply, please review the position description and submit a resume and cover letter to director@babywearinginternational.org. Interviews will take place in early March.

Chapter Manager Position Description