Volunteers & Interns
Celebrating Happy Mamas and Healthy Babies
Follow the orange link below to fill out our volunteer application form.
MEET OUR CURRENT STUDENT INTERNS
Volunteer Opportunities include:
- Helping with our educational events, webinars, trainings, conferences and symposium, health education classes, etc.
- Serving on our Board of Directors or Advisory Committee
- Offering Labor Doula or Postpartum Doula Support
- Social media marketing and outreach
- General administrative support to Executive Director
- Fundraising, Event Planning
- Program Development and Evaluation
- Grant scouting and writing
Academic Internships are available for high school seniors or college students (undergraduate or graduate) with interest in careers in medicine, nursing, midwifery, public health, health education, psychology, etc. Due to Covid-19, internships are being done remotely. We currently do not offer onsite internships. Students should be able to productively work alone through self-directed projects without a lot of direct supervision, and have internet access to attend meetings via Zoom or WhatsApp. Internships are unpaid. May be taken for college credit.
Schools and Colleges we have worked with:
- California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
- California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA
- University of Montana, Billings, MT
- Harmony School, Bloomington, IN
- University Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Community Volunteer Doula Apprenticeship Program
We serve pregnant women and persons on Medi-Cal who cannot afford a Doula. Our Doulas work with hard-to-reach populations such as foster teens, homeless persons, military families with partners deployed, immigrants who are undocumented, refugees, victims of Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking, unemployed people, persons with intellectual disabilities, etc. We work on a sliding scale and offer low-cost and volunteer labor and birth and postpartum support. The Doula Apprenticeship Program is a great opportunity for new Doulas to obtain mentorship by working with more experienced Doulas, while learning the tricks of the trade and gaining experiences needed for certification. We offer unpaid apprenticeships for birth and postpartum Doulas. Experienced Doulas (3 or more births) who want to give their services pro bono to low income expectant and new parents are welcome as well! We encourage women of color and those with language capabilities in Spanish and Asian languages to apply.
Mother-Friendly Childbirth Symposium & MCH Advocate Awards Ceremony & Birthing Justice Forum
Each year, we hold a conferences and seminars for perinatal health professionals on topics which are relevant and timely for continuing education or practice.
We also hold a Maternal-Child Health Advocate Awards Ceremony to honor maternal-child health professionals who have made a significant contribution to transforming maternity care or improving maternal and infant health.
We also hold a Birthing Justice Forum, highlighting important topics and speakers highlighting issues of reproductive and birthing justice.
Trainings and Webinars
Provide administrative or logistical support for our events and projects. We offer training, webinars, courses and other learning and networking opportunities throughout the year.
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program
Provide lactation support to low income mothers receiving care at community clinics or our clients. Must have taken our Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training or a Lactation Educator Course through another organization. Minimum experience needed is having graduated from a lactation education course and worked with at least one mother providing breastfeeding help. Certification not required. We encourage women of color and those with language capabilities in Spanish and Asian languages to apply.
Childbirth Educator Training Internship
Graduates of our Childbirth Education for Maternal Infant Health Workers Course or our Perinatal Support Specialist Advanced Doula Course or who are currently enrolled in a childbirth educator certification program through ICEA or another organization may receive mentorship and student teaching opportunities through us and be trained and mentored to teach our original series, Empowered Birth Choices Natural Childbirth Preparation Curriculum.
It is the policy and commitment of The HAPPY MAMA HEALTHY BABY ALLIANCE that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability or religion. As an Equal Employment Opportunity organization, we are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of involvement in our organization in any capacity on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender, religion or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law.
Any employee, board member, volunteer or client who believes that s/he or any other affiliate of our organization who has been discriminated against is strongly encouraged to report this concern promptly to the Board of Directors.