The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our Parenting Time Program (PTP) provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to meet with non-custodial parents and provides parenting support for at-risk parents. PTP reunites non-custodial parents who are court ordered by Hennepin County to have supervision while visiting with their children.
The Parenting Time Program provides a 26 week curriculum on appropriate parenting behavior to parents who are visiting their children. PTP seeks to strengthen families by concentrating and building on the strengths of both parents who are usually experiencing a great deal of hostility to the detriment of their children. Through coaching and mentoring, this program is able to move parents who were previously mandated to have strict supervision to a status of limited monitoring.
Do you want to help build strong relationships between parents and their children? Not only are volunteers responsible to facilitate these visits, volunteers/interns are also matched with a parent and they work one-on-one with that parent through our positive parenting curriculum. In this position, you have the opportunity to strengthen the relationship between a parent and their child. Internship or volunteer opportunities exist during the following times:
Thursdays from 5-9pm
Fridays from 5-9pm
Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-Noon, 11am-3pm, and 2pm-6pm
Volunteers must be over 18 years old and 6 month commitment is required.