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!
2019-2020 Lamaze Board Candidate Search
The Search Committee is actively seeking leadership candidates for election to the Lamaze Board of Directors. 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 October 15, 2018 for consideration by the Search Committee.
Lamaze International is seeking volunteers to assist in updating the Lamaze Learning Guide. Serve on a task force with a cross section of Lamaze educators to update this critical resource. We are seeking volunteers with a range of expertise/interest in areas, such as research, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding postpartum, teaching, advocacy, print and digital publications. No prior volunteer experience with Lamaze International is required. Get to know other passionate members and help shape the information that is used to guide practice as Lamaze childbirth educators!
Volunteers should have:
- a demonstrated interest in current evidence and research about childbirth education and/or adult education;
- familiarity with the Lamaze Learning Guide and recommended readings (or willingness to read)
- ability to commit to regular conference calls/virtual meetings (2-4 per month) for a period of 3-6 months;
- willingness to collaborate with other volunteers;
- ability to work independently on assigned content updates.
No prior volunteer experience with Lamaze International is required. Get to know other passionate educators and help shape the information that other educators use to guide their practice as childbirth educators!
We are ready to get moving on this update! Please indicate your interest in volunteering for this project by Sunday, July 1.
Review the opportunities below and complete the Volunteer Interest Form to express your interest!
Education Council Positions
The Education Council seeks volunteers to work on various education task forces or serve as a nurse planner in our ANCC Accredited Provider Unit for planning continuing education offerings. Review the Education Council Policy for more information on the various areas and qualifications.
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
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. Submit your questions today!