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The Doula Project

The Doula Project is seeking smart, awesome, caring people to join our organization in New York City!
The Doula Project is a pro-choice New York City-based organization that was started in 2007 to provide free services to lower-income individuals across the spectrum of pregnancy. It was founded by pro-choice doulas and reproductive justice activists. The Project is an almost completely-led and run organization that trains and manages its own doula base. We currently have 3 programs that serve the greater NYC area:

1) To provide doula care to people facing abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth (in partnership with a Manhattan Public Hospital and Planned Parenthood in Brooklyn and the Bronx). You do not have to be a birth doula to serve as an abortion doula. We train our own volunteers on this component of care.
2) To provide doula care to patients on the Labor and Delivery Floor in partnership with a Manhattan Public Hospital. These shifts are an opportunity to support patients who would otherwise not have access to a birth doula. Prenatal and postpartum meetings are not part of birth doula shifts. Doulas on these birth shifts work under the midwifery practice at the hospital.
3) To provide doula care on a case by case basis to lower-income individuals who are not affiliated with either of our partner organizations. We do not require a lot of experience, only a formal doula training with an established program.

We are recruiting doulas for all components of our mission, though priority is given to those who are interested in being both Birth and Abortion Doulas. While you are not required to be a birth doula already in order to apply, we expect that you are willing and interested in being trained as one and supporting in this capacity as well. As a volunteer you are expected to support the mission and values of the entire project and the work each individual doula engages in. You are also required to attend all components of our training. We encourage you to apply for all components of our work!

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