Pregnancy, Labor & Postpartum Support
Our support volunteers provide emotional, physical, and informational support to refugee women throughout pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Volunteers can help with prenatal appointments, offer labor and birth support, and/or postpartum support.
They also assist refugee mothers in preparing for the arrival of their new baby. This could include things such as helping secure baby supplies and providing emotional and relational support during this transition into motherhood.
Interested in becoming a support volunteer? Have more questions?
Email us today to find the best role for you at Embrace, and the specific requirements to get started. Most often, this simply includes a short application, reference check, and background check. You will then attend an orientation at the Embrace office to learn more about what you can expect to encounter in your particular role as a volunteer with Embrace. We look forward to hearing from you!
Interpretation volunteers will attend refugee childbirth education course, births, and/or prenatal meetings to provide interpretation services.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
"What languages do you need interpreted?"
Our current top 5 languages are: Karen, Rohingya, Arabic, Swahili, and Dari/Farsi. These do vary from class to class, so please contact us directly.
"Do I need to be a certified Doula to volunteer with Embrace?"
No, we will provide basic pregnancy, labor and birth support training, but you do not need to be certified. If you are interested in becoming certified, we are happy to offer suggestions.
"I would like to volunteer, but my hours are really limited. Is there still a place for me?"
Yes! We have lots of varying volunteer opportunities, so reach out to us if you are interested in learning more about them.