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Volunteer with PEPS

Volunteers are an extraordinary part of the PEPS community and a reason PEPS programs are so effective and meaningful.


Instructor-led Training and Facilitation Practice

We offer New leader training every month and Leader Refresher training every two months or as needed. Our trainings are currently being held virtually.

Wednesday, October 20
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
(Virtual Training)

Saturday, November 13
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
(Virtual Training)

Please RSVP to sign up for a training. Include the date that you'd like to attend. Leaders need only attend once every two years.

Experienced Leader Refresher Training dates

We offer quick 2-hour refreshers for experienced leaders who last trained or led groups in 2019. If you last led or trained in 2018 or earlier, please sign up for a full training as listed above.

Friday, October 22
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
(Virtual Training)

Please RSVP to sign up for a refresher training.

78% of PEPS groups are facilitated by volunteers. PEPS volunteers are passionate and committed to supporting new parents through their baby's first several months of life.

Lead A Group

Volunteer Group Leaders create a welcoming space for new parents to share, connect, and support one another. In 2020, more than 3,016 parents counted on the support of our volunteers! During the pandemic, all PEPS groups will be offered virtually, as are all Group Leader volunteer training and facilitation.

Learn more about what it's like to facilitate a PEPS group, leader requirements, training, resources and benefits.

For the latest news and developments on PEPS groups and more during COVID-19, visit this page.

Kaeti D. shares her favorite thing about leading PEPS Groups.

"I am so thankful that we can still hold PEPS classes despite not meeting in person. The PEPS staff has been incredibly supportive, and the training provided helped me develop the skills I needed to facilitate on Zoom. I've learned about group chats, sharing documents - and most importantly, how to keep the same non-judgmental and supportive environment our parents deserve.

For the group, it feels like we are meeting in person as the sharing is real and gritty and the overwhelming support they give each other is so heartwarming! Now, more than ever, these parents need community and these meetings provide just that."

- Connie H. PEPS virtual Group Leader

More Ways to Volunteer

  • Guest Speakers: Share your professional expertise with parents on topics such as Early Learning, Couples' Relationships, Self-Care for Parents, Infant Safety & CPR, and many more. Please read our Introduction for Guest Speakers and fill out the Application and Speaker Agreement.
  • Spread the Word: It may seem like "everybody" knows about PEPS, when we have typically served 10% of families having their first babies in our service areas. Most parents hear about PEPS through recommendations from friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Help us Get the Word Out!
  • Board of Directors: The people on our board lend their passion, skills, and expertise to help guide PEPS. Learn more about our Board of Directors and how to apply.

PEPS Volunteers


Volunteers are an extraordinary part of the PEPS community

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