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Get Involved

Are you ready to get involved in DONA International? 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.

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

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.

Committee Volunteer Positions and Contacts

There are several committees that routinely need volunteer support. We’d love to consider you for a spot on one of them! See committee opportunities and contact info below.
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SPARS – State/Provincial/Area Representatives (3 year term)

Becoming a SPAR 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 state, province or area. SPARS connect, support and inspire their fellow doulas.

The following SPAR positions are currently open in Canada:
Newfoundland/Labrador, Northwest Territory, Quebec, Yukon Territory

The following states in the U.S. currently have SPAR openings: Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, North Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia

Ready to learn more?

Contact your Regional Director for more information.

Board of Directors

Members of DONA International’s Board of Directors set the strategic vision for the organization. They support the professional management staff by overseeing special projects.

Elections for the following Board of Director positions will be held this fall.  The application and nominations process will begin in Spring 2017.  New directors will take their positions starting on January 1, 2018. To receive a detailed job description for any of board positions, along with application procedures, email


The following positions are open now for mid-term appointment:
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