Become A Volunteer

Are you looking for ways to become more involved in BWI of Greater Austin? 12489411_10107610287594534_8371896676740364019_o
We have a number of fun and fulfilling opportunities available! See the links below to view the opportunities currently available. Volunteering for our group is way for stay at home caregivers to fill a resume gap, working caregivers to stand out to an employer by contributing to the local community, and for all to gain valuable new skills. Past leaders within our group have used the experience that they have gained to successfully switch career fields. There are many benefits to becoming a volunteer with BWI of Greater Austin!

Interested in seeing more of what we do? Check out this blog post and some pictures of the behind the scenes!

Q&A

10151293_10152339044354661_2163357770964826925_nI love wearing my baby, but am not well-versed in all of the carrier types, can I still volunteer?
Yes! If you are interested in becoming an educator, or Volunteer Babywearing Educator (VBE) we will train you in the areas you need assistance on. We hold monthly in-person and online training sessions. We also have a volunteer Facebook Discussion group to help you get to know us and more about babywearing industry best practices.

I am not good in front of crowds, can I volunteer but not be an educator? 10432545_10203503714048730_8279980231218684550_n
Yes! We believe in people finding fulfillment in volunteering with us and want you to do something you love. We have many roles that don’t require public speaking including, but not limited to, front desk administrators, social media and marketing and photography, just to name a few!

What are the benefits of volunteering with BWI of Greater Austin? 
As a volunteer, you get all the benefits of membership PLUS the opportunity to be part of a really incredible group in the Austin area. Our volunteers come from a wide variety of back grounds, but share our deep passion for respect, kindness and inclusion and, of course babywearing! You also have the chance to volunteer with us at many neat Austin area expecting, baby and childrens events. Finally, we also have volunteer-only events for us to make things for the chapter, workshops or just hanging out and chatting!

10373479_10105044720541414_5572048634743558226_nI would love to volunteer but have no childcare, can I bring my baby? 
Yes! You will often see our volunteers wearing their children, or even other volunteer’s children while volunteering! As an all-volunteer organization dedicated to families, infants and children are welcome at our meetings, events and get-togethers. Please note, you are responsible for your child and know your child best, so plan ways to help them also have a successful event.

I work full time, can I still volunteer?12998260_10154150796495909_6600803512061327246_o
Of course! Many of our volunteers, including our President, work full time or part time jobs. We have a weekend meeting in Round Rock once a month as well as a variety of outreach events that we need volunteers for. Our volunteers also assist outside of meetings with helping on committees and answer questions in our Facebook Discussion group. We also have volunteer roles that do not require meeting attendance that will be almost entirely online.

13497554_1143933422294309_752951289863906131_oI have heard I have to pay to volunteer, is that true?
You are required to become a Chapter Support Volunteer with Babywearing International to fulfill most of these Chapter Support Volunteer roles, which cost $10.00 annually in dues. These dues give you the same privileges as a member, plus helps to cover your insurance through Babywearing International. If you are already a sustaining member of our chapter, your membership dues roll over into your volunteer dues.

 

 

Please email Volunteer@bwiAustin.org with any additional questions.

BWI of Greater Austin functions with the help and passion of our volunteers.  We would love for you join our dedicated, energetic team!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Education

Administration

Library

Marketing and Public Relations

Outreach

Fundraising

International Babywearing Week 

 

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