What Our Volunteers Are Saying...
“Being a Facilitator, even only for a short time, has really opened my heart up. I have a much greater understanding of and appreciation for others' resilience, empathy, and deep insight. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to share an evening with such an unbelievably open and soulful group of people.”
“Parents come to talk about some of the most personal and difficult problems a family can face. They all help one another and in the process also help themselves. My job as a Facilitator is to make the group a safe place to talk about anything and of course to listen.”
“Volunteering as a Facilitator has given me the opportunity to watch parents grow and make positive changes in their lives and in the lives of their families. Parents quickly learn that they are not the 'only ones' with issues. Tears are often replaced by smiles and laughter and an inner peace replaces anger.”
Volunteer Position Descriptions
Support Group Facilitator
In-person & Online
As a facilitator you are given the responsibility of fostering a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment. Volunteer facilitators must demonstrate an adequate understanding of stressors which could potentially trigger child abuse and/or neglect.
Please note that applicants must have previous experience with parents and families.
Parental Stress Line Counselors offer help to parents over the phone. Callers are often experiencing stress and Counselors offer various tools and resources to help parents with a variety of challenges. Counselors are required to take 6 hours of Crisis Intervention and Counseling training.
Please note that a CORI form is mandatory to be a counselor.
In-person & Online
Periodically PHP needs support with data entry, mailings, graphic design, event planning, and other special or technical projects. If you have skills that fit these needs please consider volunteering as an administrative support resource.
Please note that applicants must be at least 18 years old and will be asked to provide references.