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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. All training is currently held virtually.

Upcoming New Leader training:

Tuesday, February 27
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Thursday, March 14
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Friday, March 29
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Tuesday, April 16
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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 

We offer quick 2-hour refreshers for experienced Leaders who last trained or led groups in 2022. If you last led or trained in 2021 or earlier, please sign up for a full training as listed above.

Refresher Training: offered as needed

Please RSVP to sign up for a refresher training.

In 2022, we provided 445 hours of extensive training to 140 volunteer Group Leaders to lead inclusive conversations on 50 discussion topics. PEPS volunteers are passionate and committed to supporting new parents through their baby's first several months of life.

Lead A Group

Group Leaders create a welcoming space for new parents to share, connect, and support one another. In 2022, 3,505 parents counted on the support of our volunteers! PEPS Groups continue to meet virtually, with selected groups meeting in person at community sites. Group Leader volunteer training continues to be offered virtually.

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, visit our News 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

Additional 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 contact to start the application process.
  • 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.
  • Advisors & Ambassadors: Through sharing lived experience and subject matter expertise, PEPS Advisors and Ambassadors advise staff on specific strategic areas related to fulfilling the PEPS mission and strategic direction. Learn more about our Advisors and Ambassadors Network.

PEPS Volunteers


Volunteers are an extraordinary part of the PEPS community

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