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- Volunteering with your local group
- Helping at one-off events
- Special interest projects/working groups
- Breastfeeding counselling
- Community education
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.
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.
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 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.