Three Cheers for our Volunteers: the Chapter Volunteers

Last, but not least, we want to wish all of our chapter volunteers a Happy National Volunteers Week! While we can’t name you all individually, we appreciate you! Whether you’ve jumped in to help us at one meeting or have been with us for years, organizing and planning, we’re so thankful for you help.

The truth is, running BWI of Central NJ is a big job and – simply put – the VBEs can’t do it alone. We rely on our volunteers to fill the gaps and keep things running smoothly – and we’re always looking for more hands to help.

Can you help sign guests in at meetings? Are you a fundraising guru? Do you love to plan fun events? No matter what your talents or time you have to commit, we’d love you have you on our team. You can check out some of the jobs we currently need help with here, or drop us a note with your strong suits and we’ll find something that fits you!

Again, thank you so much to our current and past volunteers! We’re so glad you’re here to help make BWI of Central NJ awesome!

Three Cheers for our Volunteers: the VBEs

It’s National Volunteer Week and we couldn’t let the week pass without sending out a big THANK YOU to our team of Volunteer Babywearing Educators (VBEs, for short).

VBEs are the leadership for all BWI chapters. Most people see the VBEs teaching at meetings or answering questions on Facebook, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Not only do they know their stuff – they’ve passed a written assessment and skills assessments from Babywearing International to earn the title – but they are also behind-the-scenes rock stars.

The VBE team sets up meetings and special events, organizes fundraisers, maintains the chapter’s website and social media, keeps the group’s accounting in check, organizes community outreach, and builds and maintains the lending library. And they all do it with multiple kids in tow and other jobs or volunteer gigs to balance.

Babywearing International of Central New Jersey’s VBE team currently includes Lucy Fronheiser, Megan Mikita, Lauren Bartlett, Sandy Lee, Allyson Sandak, and Kate Sabella. If you see one of them this week, be sure to say Happy National Volunteer Week and Thank You!