National WIC Association

Volunteer Opportunities

"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 Member

“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 Member

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

Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer 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. Donate your professional skills
  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 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:

2018 Nutrition Education & Breastfeeding Promotion Conference Planning Committee

The 2018 Nutrition Education & Breastfeeding Promotion Conference Committee works with the NWA National Office to plan and coordinate the Association’s 2018 Nutrition Education & Breastfeeding Promotion Conference being held in New Orleans, LA, September 24-27, 2018. Applications due Friday, January 19, 2018


Breastfeeding Promotion Committee
The Breastfeeding Promotion Committee works to develop recommendations and standards for the promotion and support of breastfeeding among mothers participating in the WIC Program. This Committee also works to encourage the active promotion of breastfeeding by NWA members.

State Agency Section Representative (State Director or designee)


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.

At-Large


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.


Recruitment and Retention of Registered Dieticians (RDs) in WIC Task Force

The Task Force will examine and identify best practices for recruiting RDs from outside of WIC while analyzing methods to optimize the retention of RDs currently working in the Program.


Risk Identification and Selection Collaborative (RISC) - Joint Workgroup with USDA/FNS
RISC is a partnership between USDA/FNS and NWA to promote ongoing review and development of appropriate nutrition risk criteria for consistent application in the WIC program.

State Agency Section Representative (State Director or designee)


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.


WHO Code Compliant Infant Formula Cost Containment
WHO Code Compliant Infant Formula Cost Containment will consider alternative strategies for meeting cost containment requirements under the Child Nutrition Act.


“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, NWA Board Member


Questions? Contact membership@nwica.org or 202-232-5492.