Parent Leader

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


MarkhamCalumet CityLansingChicago, IL 60617


The primary criteria for recruiting these parent leaders will be their passion, desire, and enthusiasm for making positive changes in their family and community. There are no age restrictions and all community residents who consider themselves parents are eligible for volunteering, including teen parents, grandparents, foster parents, and non-custodial fathers. Previous experience with and training by Strengthening Families Illinois will be considered a plus. The project will be highly structured and facilitated through a comprehensive implementation manual.

Once parent leaders are trained, they will form teams to design and implement service projects which will contribute to building protective factors in their community. Service projects will be designed with an eye toward making a positive contribution to the community. There will be service projects for each community including: a "Parents Guide to What’s Good in the Neighborhood" and ongoing parent cafes (or other ways to teach parents in the community about the protective factors and assist them with strengthening their families).


  • Networking
  • Community Outreach
  • Recruiting
  • Professional Development
  • Relationship Building
  • Life Coaching

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per week
  • attend mandatory training sessions

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