Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
Volunteers are essential valued partners in helping us serve families through our mission. Please contact Christy Barden, Business Manager, at 414/671-5575 to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Program volunteers must complete our Group Facilitation Skills Training.
Children’s Program Assistants
provide nurturing child care for children while their parents attend weekly parenting education classes and support groups. Opportunities are available at various locations and times in Milwaukee County. Experience with children of various ages in a group setting is helpful.
Parent Helpline Volunteers
assist the phone counselors by responding to non-emergency requests. College degree and experience in a “helping” profession preferred. Consistent hours needed.
Parent Support Group Facilitators
co-facilitate weekly support groups and create a safe atmosphere for parents to work on making changes in their parenting. Various locations and times in Milwaukee County are available. Degree and experience in social work, teaching, nursing, or other "helping" profession preferred. Training provided.
Administrative Support Volunteers
assist with administrative tasks such as answering the phone, collating folders, preparing mailings, word processing, and other special projects.
Auction & Raffle Coordinator(s)
for our annual Golf Classic held every June. This person (or persons) coordinates mailings for auction items, follows up on solicitations, records items as they arrive, and helps arrange items into attractive packages.
The Parenting Network often relies on student interns in Human Service fields, such as social work and psychology, to assist with program delivery. Students are given an opportunity to engage in direct service and gain an overview of working in the nonprofit sector. Potential interns should contact Kathie Karkheck, Parent Helpline Manager, at 414/671-0566 for an application and more information.