Only You Can Decide If It’s Right For You to Help a Parent
Parent Aide Volunteers have been described as the “life, blood and tears” of Child Abuse Prevention. Parent Aide Volunteers have also been described as “foot soldiers,” the front lines in the Parent Aide Program’s efforts to eradicate child abuse and the potential for child neglect.
A volunteer can single handedly influence the breaking up of the cycle of child abuse, a cycle that may have existed in a family for generations. Volunteers band together in their commitment and dedication to protecting the young in our community by working with a parent and bringing out the best in them.
If you are considering volunteering in the Parent Aide Program, think about the value your life experience will mean to a struggling parent trying to make sense of their ever tightening budget, coping with their children’s behavioral challenges and trying to cope with an uncertain future. Consider how you can help redirect their concerns to hope for the future by giving your friendship and caring encouragement.
If you are interested in being a part of the Parent Aide Program and wish to take your turn to make an impact on the lives with a family, contact Pat Measel, Volunteer Recruiter at (727) 544-3900 ext.169.
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