La Leche League Leaders are volunteers -- mothers who have breastfed their own babies for a year or more and support LLLI's philosophy of mothering through breastfeeding -- who lead LLL meetings and help other mothers with breastfeeding questions by phone or online.
If you're interested in supporting other mothers as an LLL Leader, you can get started by finding an LLL Group near you. Attending meetings, getting more involved by holding a Group job, if possible, and becoming a member of LLL are the next steps. The Leader(s) in your Group will be able to help you apply for LLL Leadership if you meet the prerequisites.
If there are no Groups where you live, you may be able to work directly with the Leader Accreditation Department and be the one to bring LLL to your area once you're accredited!
Even if there are many Leaders where you live, your help is needed. More Leaders mean more meetings can be offered, at different times to meet the needs of more mothers. It means a mother is more likely to be able to reach someone by phone when she really needs it. You can even help mothers far away by answering online Help Forms or moderating on the forums.
For more information and FAQs, please see the Thinking About LLL Leadership pages.