The International Cesarean Awareness Network is powered by the selfless efforts of our numerous volunteers. We cannot thank our dedicated volunteers enough for their cooperation and service in assisting ICAN with accomplishing its mission.
In an effort to acknowledge some of our amazing volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to offer support, education, and advocacy for the mothers in their area, the International Cesarean Awareness Network is pleased to announce Rebecca Noel as the March 2016 Volunteer of the Month.
Rebecca Noel, this month’s honoree, is a dedicated volunteer out of ICAN of Treasure Valley in Idaho. She’s done great things for her region and has been instrumental in making our upcoming conference a success!
Get to know our Volunteer of the Month:
How long have you been an ICAN member?
I have been an ICAN member for about 1.5 years.
How did you first find ICAN?
After my 4th baby, my first born via cesarean, I started doing research about VBAC and came across ICAN. I followed on Facebook for a while and got support by reading what others were going through. When I was pregnant with my 5th baby, I found a local meeting and starting going to the meetings.
What motivates you as a volunteer?
I feel compelled to give back and participate in an organization that did so much for me in my journey to healing. I strive to be a support for other women in their journey.
Do you have a profession or any other passions outside of ICAN?
Outside of ICAN I am trained as a doula (not practicing) and a mother to 5 boys. When I have time, I like to volunteer for other organizations in my community.
What was your proudest moment as an ICAN volunteer? What about your hardest?
My proudest moments are when a woman attends a meeting and feels able to share her story. The hardest is when a meeting doesn’t have a good turnout, but I try to stay positive and look ahead to the next meeting.
We appreciate you so much, Rebecca! Thank you for all that you do to support birthing women!