We Need Volunteers!!!

Babywearing International of Kitsap Peninsula is a non-profit group that serves our community by helping caregivers learn how to safely and comfortably babywear. We hold 2 meetings each month where the public can try on carriers from our lending library, and paid members can check out a carrier from our extensive lending library for a month at a time. We also do Pop-Up Workshops at locations a little further than our usual meeting spaces which gives more of our community a chance to get help with carriers and see what our library has to offer. We also hold family events, playdates, fundraisers, and talk with teen moms at our local alternative high schools. Babywearing International of Kitsap Peninsula is run 100% by its volunteers.

So, How can you help??

We can always use CSV (Chapter Support Volunteers) and VBE’s (Volunteer Babywearing Educators)!  BUT we could also use kid wranglers, people to welcome our new meeting attendees, people good at social media/promoting, blog writers, carrier reviwers, photographers for candid pictures at meetings and events, help setting up and breaking down for events too!

Here are the two most common questions we hear from people considering volunteering:

I can only commit to one meeting a month. Is that enough to be useful?
YES! Our goal is to have enough volunteers that each person can pick a “home” meeting location near them and focus on attending that meeting each month (of course you’re welcome at all of them as long as you love it, but we are not obligating anyone to volunteer beyond their desire or capability, or to drive an hour each way for a meeting!). And even if you can’t make it to regular meetings, we have outreach events and lots of behind-the-scenes and online projects!

I’m not really interested or don’t have time to become a VBE (volunteer babywearing educator). Can I still help?
YES! Yes yes yes! I mean, we do need volunteer educators, but there are many other options as well.

If you have ever thought about volunteering please reach out to any of our current CSV’s or VBE’s.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bwikitsap/

This is map showing where all our volunteers are, where we hold events, and meetings. You can see that we can use people in all areas of the county. We can only reach the areas and hold events in places we have volunteers!

The red markers are our VBEs, the purple markers are CSVs, the blue markers are monthly meetings, and the yellow markers are our pop-up workshop locations.
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Carry of the Week: Week 28 – Double Hammock Tied at Shoulder

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WEEK 28
Double Hammock Tied At Shoulder

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eYK-U5Yp6M

This Double Hammock variation can be done with a Size 4-5 wrap (smaller than needed for a regular Double Hammock) and this video shows how to do Tied at Shoulder (TAS), Candy Cane Chest Belt (CCCB) or Knotless!

Post photos below of you trying out a Double Hammock Tied At Shoulder!

Carry of the Week: Week 27 – Wendy’s Double Hammock

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WEEK 27
Wendy’s Double Hammock

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSVYeMzbbLc

The Wendy’s Double Hammock is a great supportive, wiggle-proof back carry and uses a size or two smaller than you’d need for a regular Double Hammock. You can tie at shoulder, do a candy cane chest belt, or a knotless finish to tie off this carry.

Post photos below of you trying out a Wendy’s Double Hammock

Carry of the Week: Week 26 – Half Jordans Back Carry

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WEEK 26
Half Jordans Back Carry

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAI7Sy3tHeM

Half Jordans Back Carry is an excellent shorty back carry – which is also going to be great for this week’s hot weather! This carry also includes a leg pass to help lock in those leg straighteners. You’ll need a size 2-3 (for most wearers) to do this carry.

Post photos below of you trying out a Half Jordans Back Carry!

Carry of the Week: Week 25 – Back Wrap Cross Carry with Sweetheart Finish

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WEEK 25
Back Wrap Cross Carry with Sweetheart Finish

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_KRB5PGTjU

The BWCC with Sweetheart Finish gives a super cute look in the front with the chest pass for support and two leg passes (great for those leg straighteners!). This carry requires a size 6+ for most.

Post photos below of you trying out a Back Wrap Cross Carry with Sweetheart Finish!

Carry of the Week: Week 24 – Ruck Tibetan / Knotless

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WEEK 24
Ruck Tibetan / Knotless

Tibetan Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjkE59VZUX0
Knotless Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTFDuPBmhPg

A ruck without a waistband knot! Tibetan is a fun tie off that threads the straps across your chest. Make sure you note the difference between the normal Tibetan tieoff and the knotless tieoff — in the first, the crossed passes are threaded under the ruck strap and through to the outside and will need tied off in the center. In the second, the passes are threaded OVER the ruck strap through to the center – and this method does not require a knot because it holds the tension on it’s own.

Post photos below of you trying out a Ruck Tied Tibetan and Knotless!