Birth Professional Guide | Volunteer Organizations

The following organizations provide ways for individuals to volunteer time to support families throughout the childbirth continuum.

Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth
Edmonton organization supporting choices in childbirth.

Attachment Parenting International
Volunteer led support groups around the world.

Birth Behind Bars
Serves women in prison during pregnancy and childbirth.

Birth Network National
Local chapters provide support to those seeking information and resources for maternity care.

Birthing the Future
Non-profit organization working to educate the public about birthing.

International humanitarian advocacy organization with health projects focusing on women and children. Participate in local awareness events.

Volunteer opportunities for international students and recent graduates.

China Life Alliance
Internships available this pro-life organization that offers midiwifery training in china.

Citizens for Midwifery
American grassroots organization using education and lobbying to improve access to midwifery care.

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Promotes Mother-Friendly maternity care.

Direct Relief International
A variety of volunteer and unpaid internship opportunities. The maternal and child health program helps support and equip programs that train midwives and traditional birth attendants.

Every Mother Counts
Advocating for safe motherhood around the world.

Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery
Raises support to provide funding for projects that promote access to midwifery.

Gap Medics
Overseas opportunities for students in medical training programs.

International Midwife Assistance
Places midwives and other health professionals in developing nations.

International Cesarean Awareness Network
Advocates for access to VBAC.

International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization
Promotes the the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative to improve care throughout the childbearing continuum.

La Leche League
Educates families and health care practitioners to improve breastfeeding outcomes.

Life Reach International
Offers short-term international service learning opportunities for midwives, doulas and childbirth educators at all stages of their education.

MamaBaby Haiti
Volunteer positions for midwives, students and community members in Haiti.

Mercy & Truth Medical Missions
Short term Christian medical service opportunities.

Mercy in Action
Hosts training seminars in the USA for those interested in midwifery volunteerism in developing countries.

Midwives and Mothers in Action
Advocating For CPMs As A HIgh-Value Option For Quality Cost Effective Maternity Care

Midwives for Haiti
Organizes short-term midwifery placements in Haiti.

Midwives for Midwives
Volunteer placements with active traditional midwives in Guatemala

Midwives International
Places midwifery preceptors internationally and arranges midwifery immersion programs for students.

Midwives on Missions of Service
Training and supporting traditional birth attendants in Sierra Leone.

Milk Share
Matches breastmilk donors with families in need of breastmilk.

Projects Abroad
Short-term volunteer placements for nurses and midwives.

Real Diaper Association
Volunteer leaders coordinate diaper circles to promote the use of real diapers.

The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic
Medical volunteer positions available at this health clinic in Nicaragua.

The Shanti Uganda Society
Advocating for communities in Uganda. Programs include a midwifery school and birth center.

Trust Birth
Volunteer facilitators provide support and advocate for telling the truth about birth.

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers
Provides information about genital integrity as a human rights issue.

VSO International
Volunteer midwives assist with training midwives in high need areas of the world.

White Ribbon Alliance
Membership organization in 148 countires raising awareness for and promoting safe motherhood.

Work the World
Organizes elective placements and projects overseas for midwives.

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
Promotes and Supports Breastfeeding Worldwide

Xela Aid
Sponsor a traditional midwife in training in Guatemala.