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!
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. Be on the lookout for details regarding a pre-conference session on how to write items prior to Lamaze LIVE! 2019.