Volunteer roles

To become an ABA volunteer you need to be a current financial member of the Association. Why? To ensure that you are covered by our insurance. Join the Association now.

Some roles also require you to agree to abide by the ABA Constitution and the Code of Ethics.

Volunteering with your local group

Volunteers contribute to the smooth running of your local ABA group. Some tasks are ongoing and require a time commitment; others are small, one-off roles. Roles vary from group to different group.

Check our list of common group roles, or ask your group leader what roles are currently available in your group. She will be very happy to hear from you.

Helping at one-off events

ABA frequently needs volunteers to help at one-off or regular events such as local community festivals, Breastfeeding Education Classes or Health Professional conferences.

Find out more about one-off events in the Members section.

Special interest projects/working groups

Do you have a special interest in a particular aspect relating to breastfeeding or to the running of the Association? The Australian Breastfeeding Association working groups are active in diverse areas from Baby Care Rooms to e-Publishing to Breastfeeding and the Legal System. From time to time, task groups are set up for short-term projects.

Find out more about special interest projects/working groups in the Members section.

Breastfeeding counselling

A breastfeeding counsellor provides counselling and breastfeeding information and they promote breastfeeding in the community. They provide telephone counselling on the Breastfeeding Helpline, and email counselling, as well as face-to-face counselling within local ABA groups.

Find out more about training as a breastfeeding counsellor.

Community education

Community educators promote and explain breastfeeding in the wider community. They present at Breastfeeding Education Classes, give school talks, prepare displays, write articles, and advocate for breastfeeding. To find out more, talk to your group leader or a community educator in your local group.

Find out more about training as a community educator.