I know we often talk about what we do in our local groups as volunteers and that work is so important to the organisation. However some of you may not be near a local group or are not able to get to know your local group for a number of reasons. However you can still play an important role in supporting the work that ABA does by joining a working group.It is the members and subscribers who run the Association, from helping in their local group, to becoming a breastfeeding counsellor or community educator, to working within the management team structure or administering the Association at branch and national level. They provide the pool of energy, creativity and commitment, which drives the Australian Breastfeeding Association, and are essential to our ongoing ability to empower women to breastfeed.
Whether or not you have a role in your local group you are welcome to join a working group. A working group may consist of one or any number of volunteers, and may be situated anywhere throughout Australia.
The available working groups are:
- Breastfeeding In Public (babycare rooms)
World Breastfeeding Week
National Mothering Week
Document Management System
Proofreading and Approval
New Breastfeeding Information
Talkabout (publication for volunteers)
Most (but not all) of the groups have an email list set up for communication. You can find these contacts In the ABA website's "Subscribers-Only" section. Go to the "ABA Email Lists".
For information on any of the other working groups just call Head Office on (03) 9885 0855 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
All those who hold positions with a working group must be Australian Breastfeeding Association subscribers, and agree to abide by the Code of Ethics.
So have you ever been part of a working group? Please share your expeiences.