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Volunteers are a critical part of the SJPC community bringing their time, experience and energy to our parenting programs and community and fund-raising events.


We are always looking for parenting class facilitators to share their experience- we seek professionals from the areas of nursing, social work, behavioral health specialists and good role model parents - we will fully train you to run the programs. Commit to 2 classes, twice a year.

We run several fund-raising and community events each year and value the help needed for these events to run smoothly. You can participate in one specific event for a few hours or if you have more time on an ongoing basis, talk to us about how to be involved.

Your Name Is Volunteer - a poem by Nancy Jo Grim


Your name is love, because you showed me love and compassion when I needed it the most.

Your name is patience, because you took time to listen to me when my stories were long and my heart was heavy.

Your name is kindness, because you used your healing hands to touch my pain and guide me when I was lost.

Your name is mentor, because you taught me the lessons that life cannot teach so soon.

Your name is a volunteer, you are love, patience, kindness, a mentor and so much more…

We celebrate you the volunteer.


My true commitment is to their children. Each time something learned in one of my classes can change the way someone sees their role as a parent, is the main reason I stay involved in the SJPC mission. Kathy Calvin, former CEO of UN Foundation once said, “Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference". I want to make a difference in the future lives of my students' children.  

Ximena Barrera

- Volunteer Facilitator

Teaching at SJPC has brought such joy and fun into my life.  As a professional,  to share my knowledge and help to answer questions that lead our parents to become more effective, and more present for their children. Right now, more than ever, we all need support. I'm so glad to be a part of the SJPC team.

Mary Pat Wachter Ph.D

-Clinical Psychologist

The Abbott Fund is proud to financially support SJPC and the mission to prevent child abuse and neglect. The Center provides critical parent education which we believe is key to breaking the cycle of child abuse." 

Kathleen and Michael Abbott

- Abbot Family Foundation