The Family Help Line
The Family Help Line offers parents individualized support and stress reduction, parenting strategies and education, advocacy assistance, and referrals to community resources.  Volunteers work as either parenting coaches or office assistants.

Parent coaches speak directly to callers.  read more

Parenting Coach Responsibilities
Listen carefully and provide support.
Discuss child development and parenting information.
Provide referrals to appropriate community resources.
Maintain client confidentiality.
Debrief calls with program staff.

Good listener – reliable, sensitive, empathetic, and nonjudgmental.
Experience with children (e.g. parent, childcare worker, coach, mentor, etc.)
Formal and informal knowledge and understanding of child development and effective and
positive adult/child communication and guidance techniques.
Able to participate in intensive parenting coach training and observe calls.
Able to work at Parent Trust office.
Able to volunteer a minimum of 8 hours per month during Family Help Line hours of operation.
Able to make a minimum one-year commitment.
Able to volunteer a minimum of 2 hours per shift.
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Office assistants support the FHL team by doing outreach and clerical tasks.read more
The Family Help Line Program Assistant assists the Family Help Line office and other program teams with program support, clerical tasks, and assistance with community outreach. Clerical tasks include data entry, assisting with mailings, organizing and distributing resource materials and other duties as needed. The Family Help Line Program Assistant will also receive training to become a Parenting Coach (if that is a goal of the assistant) including a minimum of three months of Family Help Line call observations.

Family Help Line Office Assistant Requirements:
Clear communication skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Some knowledge of child development preferred
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Board Member
Parent Trust is seeking individuals to join our statewide Board of Directors. Board members help to insure fiscal responsibility, raise funds, and serve as an ambassador to the community. read more

Board members provide the fiduciary leadership and governance of Parent Trust. Members ensure and support the financial viability of the agency, help raise funds, serve on 1 of 4 committees, and help connect us to the larger community through their personal and business spheres of influence.

Our lively, active Board meets monthly at our Center for Strong Families in Seattle. We are looking for individuals with a desire to equip parents and caregivers with the knowledge, tools and confidence to raise their children to be safe, health, strong, and prepared for school and life.

Board Member Volunteer Requirements:

  • Have a strong passion and commitment to improving the lives for children and families
  • Governance:  Participate actively in monthly Board meetings focused primarily on future development (including fundraising) to fulfill the agency’s mission
  • Action:  Participate actively once a month with at least one of three committees focused on:  Finance, Fundraising, Governance
  • Development:  Actively support and participate in two annual fundraising events:  a fall Luncheon and a: spring Wine Tasting
  • Make a personally significant financial donation annually
  • Leadership:  Help open doors and make introductions within your personal spheres of influence (e.g., personal, family, business) to raise public awareness and grow our fundraising base

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Special Event Volunteer
Parent Trust conducts two fundraiser each year: a May wine tasting called A Taste of Spring and a Fall Luncheon called KIDS Matter Benefit Luncheon   more information >>

Office Help: Data entry, filing, sorting, organizing materials, stuffing packets or mailers, occasional special projects, etc.

Russell Wycoff, Development Associate

Children’s Room Support (clean and disinfect toys and play surfaces, carpet vacuumed, etc.)  This can be a one time or ongoing commitment.  For more information contact:

Marni Port, Child & Teen Services
206-233-0156 ext. 225