Ambassadors spread the word about PEPS in their personal network of friends, co-workers, acquaintances. Help us support more new parents as a PEPS Ambassadors.
"Being a parent today is more difficult than ever before. Family and community resources are stretched and the fast pace of today’s world leaves many parents trying to keep up or catch up. But the work of parents is key."
~ Dr. Patricia Nan Anderson,
Parenting: A Field Guide
Many parents' appreciation for PEPS is so strong that they would like to stay involved with the organization beyond continuing to meet with their groups. One of the most meaningful contributions you can make is to help PEPS publicize our programs by generating some enthusiastic word of mouth. We know that when people hear about PEPS through their personal network of friends, co-workers, acquaintances, etc, they are much more likely to take notice and sign up. Ambassadors spread the word about PEPS with this important, and highly meaningful, personal connection.
PEPS Ambassadors are volunteers and anybody with passion for the organization can be effective, even if you haven't participated with a group. Time commitment and length of service is flexible -- you can plan one event, or several. Some Ambassadors are continually promoting PEPS, others are highly active for a year, season, or single event, then take a break.
PEPS Ambassadors may use our Quick & Easy communication tools, but they typically get further involved to help bring the PEPS experience to life in a variety of creative ways, for example:
Talk PEPS up.
Seattleites joke that pregnant women are often approached by strangers who urge "Be sure to join a PEPS group!" Take this teasing to heart and tell everybody you can about PEPS. Talk with friends, family members and colleagues who are expecting; ask your doctor, midwife, doula or birth class instructor to share information with their clients. Visit our Quick & Easy resource page to download fact sheets and brochures to give to folks when you tell them about PEPS.
Post your point of view.
Write a about PEPS on your local mom listserv, Facebook, LinkedIn Group or personal blog.
Organize a PEPS party.
Host a PEPS get-together for your extended PEPS network. Invite members of your PEPS group(s), other friends who have participated with PEPS, and even folks who may be entirely new to PEPS. Set a goal to raise $150 to provide a scholarship for one PEPS family - that's $10 each if 15 people attend.
We always welcome new ideas and are happy to work with you to develop ways engaging to introduce PEPS in your community.
Successful Ambassadors need only their enthusiasm and willingness to share information about PEPS with a network of folks who may be able to take advantage of our programs and, ideally, spread the word even further. Choose an Ambassador action that works for you, or contact our Volunteer Manager, Cate Palmer to discuss even more ways to help PEPS serve our community.
PEPS volunteers support the organization in many other ways, such as facilitating groups, serving on our Board of Directors, and organizing special events. Visit our volunteer page to learn more.