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Ellen S.

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Review for Babywearing International of DC-MD-VA, Vienna, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I started out as a mother that was quickly learning how much she didn't know. As family and friends watched my attempts to care for and comfort my baby in an attached way, while also being able to maintain my other responsibilities. A relation let me know a babywearing group existed that would help me acheive these goals. Before I knew it, I was pregnant a second time and needed babywearing and the support of this group to adapt to caring for two under two. I felt so indebted to the knowledge and friendship this group offered that three kids later, I am now a volunteer educator. It is very rewarding to help someone adjust a carrier to be comfortable for both the parent and child and see that a-ha moment!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Receiving instruction on the styles of carriers available, wearing correctly and safely, and then helping other new mothers find their confidence in learning how to use the useful skill of babywearing to suit their own needs and responsibilities

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add additional volunteers and secure a funding source to be able to participate in family centered events that charge a fee for non-profits to attend and do demos

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

N/A This group does very well in allowing volunteers to take on as much or as little as they can accomplish!

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Introducing me to new friends for myself and my children. Keeping my skills current.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I was giving back

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & I have donated carriers and instruction time to aid new mothers in their efforts at babywearing .