Volunteer Opportunity Details

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Community Advocacy Committee

Starts: 07-01-2023
Location: Online Opportunity


Purpose of Committee

For the last 30 years, DONA International has set the standard for the doula profession.  We are committed to continuing the growth of our profession into the future and increasing the awareness of the benefits of doula support to health care providers, families, other birth professionals, and stakeholders. We are dedicated to supporting our doulas as they carry out this work within their local birthing community. Together, we will ensure our DONA doulas have access to the support and tools necessary to advance the doula profession and continue increasing our credibility as birth professionals.

Purpose of Job:

To contribute to achieving DONA International’s advocacy goals through participation in the Community Advocacy Committee. Grow your leadership skills within and outside DONA International.

Duties/Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Work closely with the Community Advocacy Committee Chair and Advocacy Director to keep leaders informed about activities in your sub-committee
  • Develop annual goals for Community Advocacy Committee collaboratively with other members and the Community Advocacy Committee Chair
  • Participate in monthly Community Advocacy Committee Zoom meetings with the Community Advocacy Committee Chair to update on subcommittee specific activities and work with other Community Advocacy Committee members on specific activities pertinent to achieving annual goals
  • Meet deadlines agreed to by Community Advocacy Committee members for deliverables pertinent to achieving annual goals
  • Generate ideas for advocacy activities relevant to the Community Advocacy Committee
  • Work collaboratively with other Community Advocacy Committee members, the Community Advocacy Committee Chair, and the Advocacy Director on high level, interdisciplinary projects
  • Promote DONA International when attending conferences of other organizations  interested in childbearing issues in the state/province/area
  • Convey regional information relevant to policy making to the DONA International Board
    of Directors via the Advocacy Director
  • Contribute to articles or information for the International Doula and/or eDoula, when needed

Responsible to:
Community Advocacy Committee Chair
Advocacy Director
Board of Directors

• Current DONA International member
• DONA certified doula in good standing or currently working towards certification
• Good organization and communication skills
• Phone, email, social media usage/accounts Internet capability

Time needed (per week):
2-3 hours


Leadership Positions:

5 (5 open slots)

Experience Required:

As indicated in the job description


Angela Daniel