National WIC Association

Join a Committee or Task Force

“I think it is so important to volunteer with organizations that represent you, so that your voice can be heard and that you are part of making an impact at a higher level. Through my volunteer experience with the National WIC Association, I’ve been able to work with WIC staff from across the nation, and it is so valuable to learn from them as well as for them to learn from me. Even though we all work for the same program, we come with different perspectives and experiences that when shared can help make a stronger association and program, ultimately impacting the families that we serve. Giving of your time is not always easy, but it is truly rewarding to know that you’re a part of something bigger than you that is working towards the overall goal of healthier mothers, children, and families.” - Kim Hinnenkamp, Former NWA Board Member

Join a committee or a task force to share your WIC voice!

Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer on a Committee or Task Force with NWA:

  1. Try something new
  2. Gain leadership experience
  3. Connect with your peers across the country
  4. Have an impact on a national level
  5. Influence NWA’s Priorities
  6. Get first-hand, early access to information
  7. Share your professional expertise
  8. Keep NWA informed of what’s going on in your agency
  9. Get the most out of your NWA membership
  10. Put new experience on your resume

Committee and Task Force FAQs:

  • Who can volunteer? Staff of state and local agencies* who are current in their membership.
  • What is the time commitment for volunteering? Generally, NWA committees and task force volunteers meet for an hour on a monthly basis. Per NWA’s bylaws, term lengths are two years, with the option to renew for another consecutive two-year term.
  • Are the meetings by phone, or will I need to travel? Committees and task forces meet by conference call. You are not expected to travel as a member of a task force or committee.

*Exceptions are made in special circumstances.

Committee and Task Force Application
Committee and Task Force Appointment Process
Current Committee and Task Force Roster
See All of NWA's Committees and Task Forces

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Bylaws Committee
The Bylaws Committee periodically reviews the bylaws and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors as needed for revisions or clarifications. This Committee also reviews proposed operating policies developed by affiliate Sections.

Calendar Committee
The Calendar Committee develops the annual nutrition education calendar for purchase by the Association membership and others.

Evaluation Committee
The Evaluation Committee represents NWA's interests in research and evaluation of the WIC Program, especially those efforts of USDA/FNS, OAE, and ERS.

Native American Representative

Leadership Academy Development Advisory Committee
This committee works with the Leadership Academy Academic Supervisor, NWA Staff, and others as appropriate to review, develop, and recommend content and strategies to grow and enhance the Academy.

Legislative Committee
The Legislative Committee participates in the development and implementation of regulatory and legislative policy as it affects the mission and goals of NWA and the WIC Program.


Farmers Market Programs Task Force
The Task Force examines WIC’s relationships with the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) and develop recommendations on opportunities to streamline programmatic efficiency and benefits delivery.

Maternal Mortality in WIC Task Force
This task force will examine available research regarding WIC participation and maternal mortality to identify best practices for addressing the issue while analyzing methods to reduce the incidence of maternal mortality in WIC.

Native American Representative

Recruitment and Retention of Registered Dietitians (RDs) in WIC
This task force examines and identifies best practices for recruiting RDs from outside of WIC while analyzing methods to optimize the retention of RDs currently working in the Program.

Task Force on the Inclusion of Dads in the WIC Experience
The task force will assist state and local WIC agencies in the inclusion of dads in WIC. The task force will offer and showcase best practices and steps agencies can take to implement inclusion of dads and others e.g. care givers, grandparents, partners, same gender couples.

Vendor Business Practices Task Force
This task force develops Association policy and related position papers relevant to vendor relationships and implementation of vendor related policies affecting the WIC Program and WIC participants.

Native American Representative

"I support and volunteer with NWA because it is a wonderful organization that continues to give and serve those in need. The wealth of resources NWA provides are amazing and the staff is the most professional knowledgeable TEAM I have ever seen." - Berry Kelly, NWA Board Chair-Elect

“Some of the reasons why I volunteer for NWA are: working with folks from across the country who love WIC as much as I do, helping out the organization that helps us to provide amazing services to our participants, and the great friends I’ve made while volunteering!” - Melinda Morris, NWA Board Treasurer

Questions? Contact or 202-232-5492.