Volunteer Opportunities

Support Group

Parenting is Hard
You Can Help

We need people to create safe spaces where parents can share their experiences - no matter where they are in their parenting journey and learn to cope with things they cannot change.

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

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 Support Group Facilitator
Virtual Groups

Our trained volunteers facilitate weekly virtual support groups via Zoom. 

 

In these groups, our goal is to create a safe space where group members share experiences about parenting and learn to cope with things they cannot change no matter where they are on the parenting journey.

All facilitators must pass a CORI check.

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 Support Group Facilitator
Prison Groups

Our trained volunteers facilitate weekly support groups in the prisons and jails in the Greater Boston Area.

 

In these settings, our goal is to create a safe space where group members connect to their children no matter where they are on the parenting journey.

Please note that all facilitators must complete the volunteer training at the group facility as well as PHP group training.

All facilitators must pass a CORI check.

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Parental Stress
Line Counselor
Remote Positions

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.

 

All Counselors must pass a CORI check.

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Administrative Support
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.