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Get Involved As a Volunteer & Change the Birth World


Are you ready to get involved in DONA International and change the birth world? Would you like to put your skills to great use and get to know some amazing doulas from around the world? We’d love to welcome you as a DONA leader and change agent.

DONA has an amazing professional staff who keeps the day-to-day operations running at our home office in Chicago. As a worldwide membership organization, we also have a wide variety of ways for you to contribute and have an even larger voice in our leadership.

Committee leadership is a great way to get involved, and DONA International committees play a significant role in the structure and function of this great non-profit organization. 


It’s time to make a difference! What are you waiting for?

See below some of the CONTRACTOR and COMMITTEE opportunities for you to pursue.    


DONA International Advocacy

Learn more about the issues important to DONA International as we work together to improve health outcomes for families, sustainability for the doula profession, and other key issues.  Visit Advocacy Page



DONA International Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Learn more about the important ways that you can join DONA International to improve highlight outstanding doulas and expand the ways that we can learn about birthing & postpartum families, cultural traditions and offerings around the world.  Visit the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Page



Board of Directors

Members are the heart of DONA International, and Board of Directors is made up of members who are certified doulas from right within our organization.  The Board of Directors set the strategic vision for the organization and support our members, contractors, and professional staff by overseeing special projects.

Elections for Board of Director positions are held each fall.  The more information about the process can be found on the board elections and appointments page.   To receive a detailed position description for open board of directors positions, along with application procedures, email

Click here to learn more on the board of directors
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Committee Volunteer Positions and Contacts

There are several committees that routinely need volunteer support.

Join us as we impact the birth world! See committee opportunities and contact info below.

Nominations and Election Committee: Email Nominations Chair
Certification Committee (packet reviewers- stipend available): Email Certification Director
Publications Committee (editorial positions and foreign language translators):
Email Publications Director
Advocacy Committee (five subcommittees focusing on advocacy needs in the field):
Email Advocacy Chair
Other various committees (social media, website, merchandise, webinars, etc):
Email Public Relations Director
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DONA International Ambassadors and Regional Directors (2-year term)

Becoming a part of our membership team is a great way to jump into volunteering with DONA International. You’ll serve as an important link between our international organization and the members in your area. Ambassadors and Regional Directors connect, support and inspire their fellow doulas.

Ready to learn more?

Contact for more information.