Careers & Volunteering

Board Member

Members of the Open Arms Board of Directors believe in and are willing to support the mission of Open Arms, advocate and promote the organization to their personal network and others, and engage meaningfully in board meetings, organizational events, and fundraising opportunities. We seek new members who want to support under-served pregnant and parenting people and their families primarily in Seattle, King County, and increasingly in Pierce and Snohomish Counties. We encourage the application of candidates from any background who possess valuable skills to contribute to our board.

If you are interested, please contact to arrange a time to have an initial conversation with a current board member.

Job Description

Open Arms hires certified and trained birth doulas and contracts a core team who manage either a full- or part-time client caseload. If you are interested in becoming a doula with us, the first step is to complete a birth doula training program such as Shafia Monroe Consulting (SMC) Full Circle Doula Training or the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Professions. For more details about being an Open Arms Doula, please watch this informational hiring session.

Birth Worker Directory

As spots open on the Doula Services team, we consult our Birth Worker Directory to fill the space. We refer people to this list when they do not qualify for our services, or our caseload is full.

Interested in joining the directory? Fill out our form.

Join the Birth Worker Directory

We always have room for compassionate, supportive volunteers across our organization! This form helps us to learn a little more about you and what volunteer opportunities would be the best fit. Please complete the form and we’ll be in touch within 7 days.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

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