VBEs are your Volunteer Babywearing Educators. They are due paying members of Babywearing International. While all of our volunteers spend countless hours behind the scenes keeping the group running, VBEs have also studied and been tested on their babywearing knowledge to ensure that the information they pass on to others is helpful, safe, and accurate. VBEs are the ones you see teaching at meetings since that is what they’ve been trained to do! VBEs hold officer positions within our chapter too.
So let’s meet our chapter ABE!
Hello, my name is Jennie! I am our chapter’s current president! I usually travel to all three meetings each month, as I manage our library right now. I look forward to meeting you if I haven’t yet. I am married to my wonderful husband Adam, and we have a four year old son Aiden, therefore I love all things toddler-wearing! I have been wearing Aiden since birth in a variety of carriers. I received a lot of help from my sweet friend Jackie, and that’s what led me to where I am now. My undergrad degree is in Early Childhood Education, so my passion falls right in with our chapter! I am also now pursuing my masters degree. I love seeing and getting to know all of our caregivers, especially the little ones. In addition to volunteering with BWI, I also work part time as a Lactation Program Asst. My hobbies include music, watching trashy reality tv, binging on Netflix, and of course babywearing! If you ever need anything from me, please feel free to reach out.
So let’s meet our chapter VBEs!
Hi all! I’m Brianna. I live in Mount Olive, NC, with my husband Adan and our three children Aliya, Adrian, and Isaac. Being a mother, wife, and a student keep me very busy. I have been active with our babywearing group for over three years, and six month ago became a Chapter Support Volunteer. Volunteering with BWI of Greater Greenville NC has made me realize my love for babywearing, so I am now a Volunteer Babywearing Educator. Wearing my children in different carriers has helped me transition from one children to two, and from two to three. It has helped me spend quality time with my older children, while still providing comfort and support to my youngest. I’m so excited to be able to start teaching caregivers the correct way to use their carriers, and maximize their usage. Message me if you have any questions.
Hi, I’m Denise. I’m a stay at home mom of 3 children. My daughter Kirsten is 8 and my twin boys, Emerson and Greyson, are 1 1/2. I found out about babywearing while I was pregnant with my boys and started as soon as they were born. Babywearing has made it possible for our family to function day to day with twin boys. I was lucky enough to be approved as a VBE recently and I can’t wait to help out with our chapter!
Anyone who wants to become a VBE must first be a CSV and go through our training program. If you’re interested in becoming a VBE, please contact the chapter about becoming an CSV and going through the program!