Volunteer Opportunities


First steps/Mom-to-mom volunteers help families get off to a good start. Did you know there are new mothers in our community who could learn a lot from you? Unfortunately parenting is a difficult job and often stressful for new parents. We hope you'll consider volunteering to help others as they experience the joys and compromises that come with parenting.

By donating a few hours per month you can make a difference in the lives of children and families in our community. Trained volunteers visit new parents in the hospital to offer emotional support, parenting information and community resources.

Child sitters/Special activity coordinators help keep children busy while mom are occupied with on-site classes, volunteer activities or with siblings.

Birthday party coordinators mail out invitations for monthly birthday party and coordinate pizza pick-ups and cupcake baking.

Field trip coordinators plan and attend field trips to ensure that everyone has fun.

​Play room, yard and garden keepers help make the Parenting Center a cleaner, nicer place to play.

General clerical helpers work on task-oriented jobs such as mailings, artwork preparation for various center related projects, filing etc.

Monster Mash committee chairs and volunteers organize and volunteer for our annual fundraising event. A range of talents and help are needed at this fun fall family festival.

Safe Sitter® instructors will be trained to help assist with this course. Safe Sitter® is a medically accurate, “ready to teach” program designed to prepare 11 year olds and older to be safe and nurturing babysitters. Instructors teach life skills, such as business, medical and safe habits, in this high quality course.

1. It is fun and easy to teach – and the adolescents love it!
2. It is rewarding – you are helping to prevent injuries in your community.
3. You’ll feel called to the cause – keeping children safe!
4. You’ll feel a sense of hope for the future by training Better sitters today… and better parents tomorrow.
5. You CAN make a difference.

For more information or to volunteer for any of the above opportunities call The Parenting Center at (985) 898-4435 or e-mail ksupan@stph.org