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Become a Mercy Folsom Doula Volunteer

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What is a doula?

A doula is a trained professional that provides physical and emotional support to a woman and her support team during labor and birth. Doulas recognize that birth is a beautiful experience that will be valued for a lifetime.

Who can be a doula?

A doula is someone with a desire to help support mothers during this wonderful time of their lives. Experience supporting laboring women is helpful, but not required. Selected doulas must pass a medical screening and background check. We are looking for a diverse group of volunteers to support the families in our community.

What is the commitment for a volunteer doula?

Volunteers agree to be on-call for a minimum of 16 hours per month. Additionally, they must attend a two-day orientation and training, as well as monthly meetings. Our doulas will also have the opportunity to participate in outreach events in the community. Doulas make a one-year commitment to working as a volunteer doula, although we hope that many will continue in the program and potentially serve as mentors to the new doulas.

Certified Baby Friendly

Mercy Hospital of Folsom is a certified Baby Friendly hospital. For more information, visit

How do I apply?

Download and complete the Doula application and submit to [email protected].

Need more information?

For more information about our program, please contact Sarah Thiel at [email protected]