WHAT is Babywearing Twin Cities?

Babywearing Twin Cities is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build the bond between babies and caregivers through baby carrier education and support; to provide a community education service and distribute baby carriers to individuals and other organizations for their use; and to celebrate babywearing among caregivers through online and in-person gatherings. 

We have regular meetings all over the Twin Cities of Minnesota that are free and open to the public. Our group’s lending library provides carriers to try on at meetings, and members can check out one or two carriers for up to a month at a time!

WHO is Babywearing Twin Cities?

What makes our organization run? Volunteers. We count on people who are passionate about babywearing to help us achieve our mission.

You don’t have to know everything about baby carriers, or know all the fancy finishes or aspire to be a babywearing educator to help with Babywearing Twin Cities. All you need is a passion for people wearing babies and the time to volunteer at one meeting per month. We are always looking for friendly faces to help at meetings.

HOW do I volunteer with Babywearing Twin Cities?

There are many ways you can help in-person as well as online. Time commitments vary depending on what time you have available and it doesn’t have to be consistent from month to month, season to season (for some it varies a lot between school year versus summer!).

Examples of tasks and projects done by volunteers:

  • attend meetings as an administrator and/or educator
  • greet meeting attendees
  • check-in/out carriers at a meeting
  • snuggle babies, wrangle toddlers, take kids to the bathroom at meetings
  • track down late carriers
  • organize fundraising opportunities
  • set-up and/or pack-up carrier library at meetings
  • distribute flyers on community boards
  • find and collect carrier donations
  • research potential meeting spaces
  • create/proofread promotional materials
  • attend outreach events
  • tag library carriers, wash library carriers
  • got ideas? tell us!

If any of the above has your interest, we would love to talk more! Let us know what you are interested in helping out with. Fill out this short Volunteer Interest Form, and we will be in touch with you!

Square graphic with faded background of carriers on a table at a babywearing meeting. Black logo of a small loon on the back of a larger loon with text "Babywearing Twin Cities" is sandwiched between the words "I volunteer with" and "because...".
Graphic features  a tan woman with green hair looking away from the camera. On her back is a tan toddler with curly brown hair in a blue and white abstract wrap. They are outside. Quote by Erica: "I volunteer with BWTC because I enjoy helping people wear. I love the moment a wearer accomplishes something they’ve been struggling with. I love the volunteers—the friendship, support and love offered is nothing short of amazing. I started volunteering because I saw the changes the community was making and wanted to help." Logo of a small loon on the back of a larger loon next to hand-lettered text Babywearing Twin Cities.
Image featuring a quote next to a photo of a smiling brunette white woman wearing a royal blue t-shirt with the BWTC logo. On her front in a light and dark brown moose woven wrap is a smiling brunette preschool girl with her arm tucked between her head and her mom’s chest. A park background is behind them. Text on graphic is a quote by Emily with hashtag BWTC volunteer. "I started volunteering because I was told I’d be good at it since I teach for my career and I wanted to help out. I stay because I have met the most amazing, empowering caregivers through it and some of my closest friends." Logo of a small loon on the back of a large loon next to hand-lettered text Babywearing Twin Cities.
Image of a brown haired, bespectacled white woman is snuggling her blond baby in a cream and grey woven wrap. The mother smiles as she looks at the baby's face. The baby is smiling right at the camera. Green foliage is in the background. Quote by Maddie "I love the community. The volunteers helped me with this invaluable tool with the birth of my twins and I knew I wanted to help others experience the same relief. I've made great friends and a support system while volunteering." Hashtag BWTC volunteer. Logo of a small loon on the back of a larger loon above hand-lettered text Babywearing Twin Cities.
Image of a tan skin bespectacled Asian woman wearing a toddler on her back in a red and blue checked woven wrap carrier. She's crouched down so the toddler's older sister can play with her. They're outside in front of greenery. Quote by Stephanie "I volunteer with BWTC because I believe in its mission. I believe in the impact we can make in our local and global community. I believe we can make a difference." Hashtag BWTC volunteer. Logo of a small loon on the back of a larger loon next to hand-lettered text Babywearing Twin Cities.

Image featuring a bespectacled white woman wearing a bespectacled white woman on her back in a plaid buckle carrier. Quote next to image by Leigh: "I was new in town and wanted to make friends." Hashtag BWTC volunteer above logo of a small loon on the back of a larger loon next to hand-lettered text Babywearing Twin Cities.

Image features a smiling white man in a silver hat and black coat. He has a smiling baby in a matching hat who is sucking on a green pacifier on his back in a blue and grey frame carrier. The background is of bare trees. Quote from Mike, "I volunteer because I love the direct service of sharing something that has been very impactful to me. And when I, as a discombobulated new parent, came to meetings, I felt so welcomed by a wonderful community of caregivers that I wanted to both be a part of that community and extend the same kind of welcome to other caregivers looking for help." Hashtag BWTC volunteer. Logo of a small loon on the back of a larger loon next to hand-lettered text Babywearing Twin Cities.
Image of a smiling, freckly white woman wearing her sleepy daughter on her back in a rainbow striped woven wrap. The child is wearing a doll on her back too, and mom & child both have rainbow stripe clothing as well. Quote by Laura "I was lonely. The volunteers seemed like the type of people I needed, and I wanted to do something I loved." Hashtag BWTC volunteer. Logo of a small loon on the back of a larger loon next to hand-lettered text Babywearing Twin Cities.
Image of a bespectacled white female caregiver in a pink shirt, smiling widely. White male toddler peeking over her shoulder in an onbuhimo. Quote by Jeanie "I was looking for a purpose after having my little one. I fell in love with babywearing and found some wonderful friends along the way." Logo of a small loon on the back of a larger loon above text Babywearing Twin Cities.
Image of a white woman with short hair with a rainbow wrap partially around her in mid-teaching action.  Quote by Angela "I started volunteering because I was coming to all the meetings anyways and wanted to make myself useful! I liked meeting friends with similar parenting styles and learning new ways to wear my children. I keep volunteering because I love helping people and contributing to a cause that makes babies and caregivers happy. Plus the perk of baby snuggles!" Hashtag BWTC volunteer. Logo of a small loon on the back of a larger loon next to hand-lettered text  Babywearing Twin Cities.

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If you have any questions about babywearing, we encourage you to contact us and/or come learn in person at one of our meetings! Check out our Instagram @BabywearingTwinCities and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Babywearingtwincities/).

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