Thursday, October 29, 2009


My regular readers may remember this post from a few months ago, about my volunteer work with RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association. Well all the planning is done, and the Fall Family Building Symposium is next weekend! I am really looking forward to it, as its been something I have been working on the last few months. I have really enjoyed working with the other volunteers to pull this whole thing together. So seeing the turn out and how it all comes together is going to be gratifying. Plus a lot of our baby makin team will be there, so it will be nice to catch up with some of them!

I also volunteered to answer the Help Line on Fridays for the next year. Basically people can call the local RESOLVE Help Line for help and resources regarding all things IF in their area. Recommendations for RE's or adoption agencies, infertility counselors...things of that nature. Or if they just need someone to talk to about their struggles. I also might take over organizing the professional support groups that are held (where RE/IF professional offices hold a support group to give advice, etc.) We'll see.

Overall it feels great to help out with something that is so close to my heart, and something I am SO passionate about. I am really excited to see how things turn out next weekend and hopefully we will be able to reach out to a lot of couples who are still struggling to build their families.

If anyone is in AZ, and would like more info about the Fall Family Building Symposium you can click here. Or you can click here to find support groups or events being held in your area!


WantWait&Pray said...

It's SO awesome that you involve in your local chapter. My local chapter doesn't have much of a presence..I'm considering getting involved with hopes to change that. How did you get started?

Lisa said...

Initally I saw that they were having an event that I wanted to go to (The Walk Of Hope) and saw a link to contact them if I was interested in volunteering for that event. Once I went, I met the co-chairs for the event (since I did indeed end up volunteering for the walk) and told them that I was interested in volunteering with more stuff in the future!