"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:
*Exceptions are made in special circumstances.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
*NEW* 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.
2019 Washington Leadership Conference Planning Committee
The 2019 Washington Leadership Conference Committee works with the NWA National Office to plan and coordinate the 2019 Washington Leadership Conference being held in Washington, DC, March 3-5, 2019.
2019 Annual Education & Training Conference Planning Committee
The 2019 Annual Education & Training Conference Committee works with the NWA National Office to plan and coordinate the Association’s 2019 Annual Education & Training Conference being held in Baltimore, MD, April 7-10, 2019.
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.
The Evaluation Committee represents NWA's interests in research and evaluation of the WIC Program, especially those efforts of USDA/FNS, OAE, and ERS.
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.
Member Benefit Fund Committee
The Membership Benefit Fund Committee oversees the administration of the Member Benefit Fund, the goal of which is to provide unique opportunities for learning and enrichment to enhance individual knowledge and allow for the development of collaborative projects to be administered on a local or regional level to improve the nutritional status and health outcomes for women, infants and children. Additionally, this reinvestment in individuals and communities allows for new and creative solutions and ideas to be shared with members of NWA.
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.
Infant Mortality in WIC Task Force
This task force will examine available research regarding WIC participation and infant mortality to identify best practices for addressing the issue while analyzing methods to reduce the incidence of infant mortality in WIC.
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.
Recruitment and Retention of Registered Dietitian (RDs) in WIC Task Force
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.
Native American Representative
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.
NWA/FNS Risk Identification and Selection Cooperative (RISC) Joint Workgoup
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.
“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
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