Newborn and Baby Peppers Group Leader
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Program for Early Parent Support
A few hours per month
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
4649 Sunnyside Ave N. #324
Volunteer leaders facilitate informal discussion groups for parents of infants. Specialized training is given to help volunteer leaders create an informal, positive, accepting atmosphere for the group. Group participants are encouraged to share their concerns and ideas with one another, which helps to develop their skills and confidence in their own ability as parents.
The position's time commitment is 12 weeks, approximately 3-4 hours per week. Volunteer leaders choose the day and time for their group's weekly meeting. Newborn group meetings are hosted by group participants, who live in the same general geographic areas of King and South Snohomish counties. Volunteer leaders receive extensive, ongoing training and support.
Some positive feedback from volunteers: "It was so rewarding to see a group of parents come together and help each other figure things out and to know I had a hand in that!”
"I loved meeting parents and seeing them become more confident through helping each other."
Volunteers must be a parent or have experience with infants. Volunteer leaders attend a 4-hour training. Trainings help volunteers develop their active listening and small-group facilitation skills, as well as orient volunteers to PEPS' policies and procedures. Because the position involves children, volunteers must also pass a Washington State Patrol criminal history background check. Currently, we also require adults to be current on their Pertussis vaccination.
- Training Provided