Volunteer with CNMA

Below are opportunities for you to get involved locally, nationally, or event from your laptop at home to help support CNMA!

Questions, comments? Please email us at info@cnma.org

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San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Chair

San Francisco Bay Area Midwives! We are seeking a new chapter chair (or co-chairs) to take over for the Bay Area Chapter. Duties of the chapter chair include presiding at all chapter meetings, maintaining communication among chapter members and with CNMA, and developing a plan/agenda for chapter meetings. BIPOC CNMs are especially invited to apply, as CNMA is actively working to bring more BIPOC CNMs into leadership positions throughout the state. This is an exciting role which will allow you to promote networking and engagement among your fellow local area midwives. You will be supported by your fellow leadership team (vice chair, secretary, and treasurer) as well as by CNMA who is here to help you every step of the way! If you're interested in taking on this role, please email our membership chair, Emily Carter at membership@cnma.org.

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Communications Committee

The social media team needs help creating content for the CNMA platforms! Can you help? Here is what is involved:


  • Come across an interesting article relating to maternal health care, reproductive justice, health equity or midwifery

  • Summarize the key point in a few sentences or a paragraph 

  • Drop it into a  provided google doc with the link to the original content


It’s that easy! Please contact sm@CNMA.org for more details.


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Support Survivors of Forced Sterilization

The California Coalition for Women Prisoners and California Latinas for Reproductive Justice are looking for clinicians to support survivors of forced sterilization by reviewing medical charts in search of information relating to sterilizations, tubal ligations, hysterectomies, etc., in addition to patient consent, or lack thereof. If you're interested, click here to sign up

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Postpartum Support International California Chapter Board Member

PSI State Chapters advance the mission of PSI on the state level and help to build systems that support families while also increasing access to education and treatment for perinatal mental health. Chapter leaders work to raise awareness, create resources, and advocate for change. For more information, contact jen@sugarnightnight.com.

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Midwifery Workforce Development and Education Support Committee

This new committee will focus on building and diversifying the CNM workforce in California, including strategizing to increase the number of clinical placement sites and preceptors in California, establishing and maintaining two-way communication between midwifery programs that have student nurse-midwives in California and the CNMA Board of Directors, and fostering and supporting student mentoring programs. They will work alongside the Student Representatives to the CNMA Board of Directors. Ideal candidates include any of the following:

  • Lead and Chief Midwives from practices throughout the state 

  • At least one representative from each midwifery program that has student midwives in California

  • Midwives who are passionate about supporting students and educators

  • Midwives who are passionate about mentoring 

  • Midwives who are passionate about scaling up midwifery in California

Please contact Co-Chairs Melanie Phipps at mphippsm@gmail.com and Kim Dau at kim.dau@ucsf.edu for more information.

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Seeking Assistant Membership Chair!

The CNMA Membership Chair is seeking someone to fill an assistant membership chair role. The membership chair is responsible for communications with new and existing members as well as developing new and creative ways to increase membership and improve engagement. I am looking for someone to take part in brainstorming and carrying out ideas, as well as assisting with tasks such as emailing and updating membership records. This role can be tailored to fit your interests and skills. If you have a desire to help shape the future of our organization please contact Emily Carter at ercarterRN@gmail.com.

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ACNM Clinical Standards and Documents (CSD) Committee

Volunteers work to write and revise ACNM documents that affect midwifery practice. Members are responsible for participating in revisions, updates, editing, and creation of new documents. The majority of committee work occurs via email and online platforms. For more information, please email Karen Jefferson at kjefferson@acnm.org.

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Health Policy and Professional Practice Committee

The Health Policy and Professional Practice Committee advocates for the people we serve, our communities and the midwifery profession, and helps with the implementation of new policies and best practices. We focus on increasing access to reproductive health care; reducing health disparities for BIPOC, trans and non-binary, LGBQ, people with disabilities, poor people and others impacted by systemic inequalities; and removing barriers to midwifery care in CA. Interested in joining our team? Email our Vice Chair of the Health Policy Committee for more information, lizdonnelly@gmail.com

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Continuing Education Committee

The CNMA Continuing Education Committee is responsible for planning and hosting the CNMA Annual Meeting each year, and is now taking on the added responsibility of creating continuing education content that will be available through www.CNMA.org/education (coming soon!). Please consider joining this small and focused team. The work is targeted and specific, but there’s still plenty of room for creativity. Interested members, please contact jillcauley4@gmail.com.

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ACNM Division of Global Health (DGE) Chair

The ACNM DGE is composed of active and involved ACNM member volunteers who, as global citizens, promote understanding of the reciprocal benefits of working with diverse communities around the world. The DGE is seeking a Chair - If interested, please send CV and Cover Letter to Robyn Churchil at rchurchill@acnm.org by February 15, 2022.