Join our team

We rely on the support of over 70 volunteer doulas and numerous other office and community-based volunteers, including communicators, photographers and graphic designers.

Employment opportunities

We currently do not have any employment opportunities.

Volunteer opportunities

Become a volunteer doula with Birth for Humankind

Are you a qualified doula, midwife or retired midwife, or midwifery student who has attended a minimum of 3 births? We would love to hear from you.

We offer our volunteer team free professional development training, a caring community of support, practice guidance and regular support circles.

We generally recruit volunteer doulas two to three times a year and will be recruiting in early 2022 for our next intake.

You can complete an online application at any time and our team will contact you during the next recruitment period.

To be eligible to apply as a volunteer doula for Birth for Humankind, you must:

  • Live in Greater Melbourne or Geelong area
  • Have completed a comprehensive doula training program, be a midwife or student midwife
  • Have attended a minimum of three births in a professional capacity (not including birth of own children)
  • Agree to abide by our relevant policies and Code of Practice
  • Be prepared to get a current police check and working with children check. We can assist you to apply for these.
  • Be committed to providing quality, impartial support to women from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Be committed to provide primary doula support to a minimum of three clients over an 18 month period

To read more download the volunteer doula information sheet.

Apply now

General volunteers

From time to time we recruit for office-based volunteers or volunteers with skills in a particular area. We are not currently seeking any specific roles.

If you are interested in general volunteering opportunities, please complete our online form (you will need to create a profile). If you have any questions or need assistance with the form, please email

"Thanks to the unwavering support, encouragement and ongoing, relevant training from Birth for Humankind, I now feel more confident in my role as a doula and have great pride in the contribution I am making to my community.”

– Liz Varney, Birth for Humankind volunteer doula