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Become a breastfeeding counsellor or educator

If you're looking for a rewarding role in breastfeeding support, we'd love you to join our team! 

Research shows that volunteering increases your well-being, plus you'll feel better knowing you're making a difference.  

To become a breastfeeding counsellor or educator...

Complete our volunteer traineeship. You will:

  • learn on-the-job
  • gain the skills to volunteer as a peer support breastfeeding counsellor or educator with ABA

  • achieve a nationally accredited Certificate IV qualification

  • be part of a passionate and committed team.

"In a really difficult part of motherhood, when I needed ABA, I made a mental note to come back and train to be a volunteer one day. The training offered by ABA is self-paced, supportive and worthwhile. Volunteering with the Association gives me such a sense of satisfaction, I’ve met friends who I wouldn’t have met otherwise, and I've learnt new things and been part of a range of experiences. There's something for everyone as an ABA volunteer. As a stay-at-home mother, I was searching for something to give myself something just for me, and ABA has done exactly that. It’s breathed life into my journey as a mother."

Jemma, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Gladstone, QLD

Find out more

What is a breastfeeding counsellor?

What is a breastfeeding educator?

All about the ABA volunteer traineeship

What our volunteers say:



Laura, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Educator, Tamworth NSW

There’s nothing quite like the buzz of supporting another mother along her journey.

Kirsten, Breastfeeding Educator, Adelaide Hills SA

It could be feeling energised and reassured by connecting with more experienced volunteers/mothers or seeing a new parent have that ‘aha!’ moment or overcome a challenge.

Sharon, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Melbourne VIC

I absolutely love being on Helpline. I have my regular shift, but try to help out where I can by doing extra shifts, especially overnights...

Jodie, Katherine NT

I became a volunteer when my third child was born because I felt that I had found my tribe and wanted to give back some of the support and wisdom that I had received.

Pam, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Educator, Geelong VIC

Training gave me an opportunity to share with other mums who needed support. I have been able to use these skills in so many areas of my life, not just ABA.

Information webinar 

From time to time we hold webinars where you can find out more about volunteer opportunities with ABA including the 10998NAT Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education course to train our breastfeeding counsellors and educators.