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MBB Board and Volunteer Positions 2016-2017


Are you interested in any of our volunteer opportunities?  Email us!

We are always thrilled to have new members who would like to help support our activities and peer support program!

  • Monthly meeting co-facilitator

  • Peer support phone line volunteer (one month a year)

  • Postnatal class co-facilitator (twice a month Sept – June)

  • Help out with World Breastfeeding Week events (August – October)

  • Organize a “Nurse-in” around town

  • Baby-friendly tent volunteer at Farmer’s Market, Folk on the Rocks etc.

  • Organize a summer "walks with babes"

  • Helping with other special events

  • MBB Board member (positions include: co-chair; secretary; treasurer; directors at large)

Volunteer Opportunities


Peer Support Meeting Co-Facilitator

  • Facilitate and take notes at monthly support meetings

  • Coordinate logistics for meetings (pick up veggie & fruit trays and order pizza, set up, clean up)

Peer Support Phone Line Volunteer

  • Take MBB phone one month per year

  • Check messages on MBB phone at least once per day, respond to calls as needed

Postnatal Coordinator

  • Update / develop Post-Natal Class schedule in collaboration with Yellowknife Public Health

  • Attend and facilitate about two Postnatal classes a month (introduce MBB and supports provided, guest speaker, set up and take down) 

*must be available and willing to attend 2 post natal classes per month Mondays 1:15-3:00pm or assign another person (role can be shared among 2 volunteers)

Photo Challenge / Art Gala Coordinator

  • Develop photo contest themes, judging criteria, and timelines for photo contest leading up to Annual Breastfeeding Week (Beginning of Sept –  1stweek of Oct)

  • Coordinate printing of finalist photos for BFC / Art Gala

  • Coordinate logistics and volunteers for Art Gala as part of Annual Breastfeeding Week

MBB Special Events Volunteers (One / many)

  • Help out with World Breastfeeding Week events (August – October)

  • Organize a “Nurse-in” around town

  • Baby-friendly tent volunteer at Farmer’s Market & Folk on the Rocks

  • Organize a Get Active summer walk with babes

  • Help with MBB’s Eco Families event (April)

MBB Special Projects Volunteers (One / many)

  • Help develop a Breastfeeding colouring book

  • Help develop a breastfeeding calendar

  • Help with any other projects

Board of Directors: Executive & Directors at Large

We also have lots of great volunteer opportunities on our volunteer Board! 


  • Organizes, sets agenda and chairs Board Meetings

  • Primary initial contact for health units and external organizations (HSS, YHSSA, LLL etc.)

  • Handles media requests

  • Ensures annual Societies registration is up to date

  • Primary MBB contact for all funding contributions; ensures contribution agreement reporting requirements are fulfilled


  • Issues payments, tracks MBB finances

  • Provides quarterly financial updates to the Board and an annual statement of operations

  • Provides annual financial statement for Societies


  • Takes Board meeting notes

  • Manages MBB email account and forwards emails as required

  • Takes on other projects as needed

  • Responsible for promoting MBB and MBB events via Facebook and email

Director at Large / Executive roles


Peer Support Coordinator

  • Coordinates logistics for meetings (peer support facilitators to facilitate and take notes at monthly support meetings, set-up, food etc.)

  • Coordinates phone line volunteers, ensure hand-off happens each month, update and replenish phone binder forms as needed, summarize meeting notes and phone logs


Breastfeeding Week Event Coordinator

  • Coordinates volunteers and logistics for world breastfeeding week events​


Peer Support Training Coordinator

  • Work with Yellowknife Public Health to coordinate Peer Support Training in Yellowknife and across the NWT​


Resource Development Coordinator

  • Coordinate design and printing of MBB resources including T-shirts, posters, banners, pamphlets etc. as needed​


Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Provides support to peer support volunteers in other communities

  • Gets other communities engaged in Annual Breastfeeding Challenge and to know more about MBB

  • Connects with school boards / schools to determine interest in mom/baby visits

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