The Association has a range of volunteer services that are available to all members of the Multiple Birth Association for WA.
For Prospective Members
Expectant Parent Meetings
These meetings are presented by our Parent Contacts bi-monthly and include parents to share “real-life-with-multiples” experiences. If you have any questions, concerns or need any information about having multiples then this is for you!! All expectant parents are most welcome and you can join the Association on the day. Contact us or visit our Events page for details.
For Financial Members
General Member Services
These rooms are opened by a volunteer for a couple of hours each week for the pick-up and return of hire equipment, merchandise sales, information about local support services and also for joining the Association. We are located in the demountable building on Hensman Road, Subiaco (next to King Edward Memorial Hospital). For complete room address details (including a map) and room opening hours visit our Contact page.
Monthly E-newsletters. The newsletters are filled with interesting articles on multiples and parenting, member stories, discounts, association news and events.
Equipment For Hire
Our equipment includes breast pumps, breastfeeding pillows, bottle feeding pillows, infant seats, and planepals. For full details visit our Equipment for Hire page.
The Association has negotiated a number of discounts at businesses across the Perth Metropolitan area for members. Once you become a member you will gain access to the MBAWA discount lists.
We provide FREE access to the Shoprite discount and benefits scheme for all our members.
Members Only Website Access
We have password protected pages for members to access:
- New Member Welcome – useful downloads and information for new members
- Discount Information – includes our discount list and discount codes
- Association Documents & Arcchves – links to MBAWA policy and Guideline documents plus club archives
- Photo Gallery – check out our past events and fundraisers
The association holds many events throughout the year to enable our members get to know each. These include our annual picnic and end of year events. Details of events are published in the monthly newsletter and are listed on our Events page.
These groups are organised by our members throughout the metro and country area, and are a great place to share experiences, find local support and a chance for your little ones to meet. Check out our Coffee Groups page for locations.
For Expectant or New Parents
Breastfeeding For Multiples Workshop
These workshops are held throughout the year and are led by a qualified lactation consultant and supported by a parent panel ready to share their experiences with expectant parents. We received the national AMBA Appreciation 2011 Local Club Award for developing and running this workshop and the Breastfeeding Multiples information booklet that goes with it. Contact us or check our What’s On page for details.
Visits by one of our friendly volunteers can be arranged for any expectant or new mother of multiples in hospital. Please contact us and we will organise a visit.
New Parent Morning Teas
These morning teas are held four (4) times a year, approximately every three months. They are a chance for you to meet new people and join in discussions with other parents of twins and/or triplets under 12 months old. Share stories and swap numbers with other families of multiples and enjoy a morning tea too! Many a coffee group has begun at a New Parent Morning Tea so come along and meet some fellow multiple families. Contact us or check our What’s On page for details.
Premature Births and Special Care Nursery Coordinators
Our volunteers are available to offer personal experience and information to parents who are at risk of, or who have experienced the premature delivery of their babies.
HOM (Higher Order Multiples) Coordinators
Our volunteer contact specifically caters for parents of triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets. For more information on support available to HOM families visit our HOMs page.
Our volunteer contact can assist parents during difficult times and ensure that information is provided on professional organisations, literature available and other appropriate contacts.
Our volunteer contacts is available to assist with any hospital related problems or query’s, or just wish to talk something over. The contact number can be found in our newsletter.
Our volunteer contact is available for any fathers of multiples who have any problems or query’s, or just wish to talk something over.
Our volunteer contacts are available for our country members who have any problems or query’s, or just wish to talk something over.
Same Sex Parent Coordinator
Our volunteer contact is available for our same sex members who have any problems or query’s, or just wish to talk something over.
Sole Parent Coordinator
Our volunteer contact is available for our sole parent members who have any problems or query’s, or just wish to talk something over.
Public Facebook Page
Our MBAWA Facebook page has been very popular with families, business and supporters all over Australia. The page posts include updates on Association services and events, as well as other multiples related articles, blogs, pictures, etc. If you would like to follow us, visit the page and click the like button on the page. Also, please message the page with any content requests, suggestions or photo shares. For more information message the Facebook page or contact the Communications Officer whose contact number can be found in the newsletter.
Closed Facebook Groups
We have two closed Facebook groups available for financial members. These are:
For more information message a group admin or contact the Communications Officer whose contact number can be found in the newsletter.
Please read the Facebook Guidelines October 2016 document for general posting as well as buying and selling guidelines.