Giving Austin Labor Support (GALS) is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization which seeks to provide emotional and physical support to women during their birth experience.
Anyone in the Austin area can access a volunteer labor support companion by contacting the dispatch line: 512-934-2171.
Giving Austin Labor Support is an organization of dedicated women who provide emotional, physical and informational support to those who are under-supported through their birth experience in order to improve birth outcomes and empower women and families.
What We Provide
Comfort and companionship to women with little or no support. This includes physical, emotional and informational support during prenatal, birth and postpartum periods.
Any woman who asks for extra support during pregnancy and childbirth, or asks for support from a GALS volunteer.
To request a labor support companion at any time, please call the GALS Dispatch Line at (512) 934-2171. Prenatal support requests can be made by submitting the online contact form. We always do our best to accommodate requests, but please know that our resources are limited. We look forward to being of service to you!
About GALS Volunteers
GALS volunteers are dedicated members of the community who have an interest in volunteering their time to support mothers during childbirth. They are mothers, students, professionals, friends or warm-hearted souls who have committed to the GALS mission.
Each GALS volunteer attends a GALS volunteer orientation and must clear a background check. All GALS volunteers agree to comply within a standardized GALS Scope of Practice.
Support GALS through Amplify Austin
We are thrilled to announce that Amplify Austin is back! Amplify Austin Day is our city's annual community-wide day of online giving. During this 24-hour online event held from 6pm on March 8th to 6pm on March 9th, people all over Austin will make donations to local nonprofits. Read our profile to learn why you should support GALS! #AmplifyATX