Interested Volunteers

In order to participate as faculty for the ALARM International Program, you must be a member of the SOGC, have recently practiced obstetrics, and have one of the following professional backgrounds: obstetrician, family doctor, midwife or obstetrical nurse. Assignments are very short, with a typical duration of approximately 10 days, with at least or as little as one month's notice. Having recently completed the ALARM Canada course would be an asset. It is offered many times throughout the year at different locations.To see a list of future courses, visit ALARM Canada.

How to apply:

Before applying to become a volunteer for the AIP, please make sure that you meet the minimum criteria:

Minimum criteria to become an AIP volunteer:

  • Obstetrician, family doctor, midwife, or obstetrical nurse 
  • Have recently practiced obstetrics
  • Be a member of the SOGC

Additional desirable criteria include:

  • Have been trained as an instructor for the ALARM International Program (4th edition)
  • Have taken the ALARM Canada course
  • Have participated in AIP professional development workshops
  • Knowledge of other languages, especially Spanish
  • Flexible availability
  • Have previously worked abroad


For more information on volunteer opportunities with the International Women’s Health Program and/or the ALARM International Program, please contact us.


AIP in Kinshasa, DRC, 2010;
Photo by Janet Northcott