Parent Stress Line Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Parents Helping Parents

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Parent Stress Line Counselors respond to calls from parents, childcare providers, grandparents, neighbors, concerned older siblings, foster parents, and babysitters - anybody responsible for taking care of a child.

Over the years, callers want to discuss issues like parental stress, child development, communication, marital issues, runaway children, substance abuse, and depression. In addition to providing empathy and support, the volunteers on the Parent Support Line offer information and referral to relevant parental support services.

All Counselors must pass a CORI check.

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About Parents Helping Parents


108 Water Street, Watertown, MA 02472, US

Mission Statement

Parents Helping Parents empowers parents to nurture their children and build stronger families.


Parents Helping Parents (PHP) is the leader in free, high-quality, evidence-based, and trauma-informed emotional support services for parents. We are based in Massachusetts, but receive calls from all across the United States.

PHP provides parental support services through our Parent Stress Line and Support Groups. All services are free, anonymous, confidential, and accessible. We welcome any person seeking support in caring for a child with a specific focus on families involved with the Department of Children and Families (DCF).


Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Children & Youth, Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Child Welfare
  • Mental Health
  • Child Development
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Social Work


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • four hours per week
  • Must pass a CORI

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