Would you like to support other parents that have a child with a disability or special health care need? Could you draw on your own experience to offer empathy, inspiration, and a listening ear in times of need?

If so, you might be ready to become a trained VFN Support Parent! We are very excited to announce the launch of our new virtual Support Parent Training. This free, three-hour training offers an opportunity for connection, learning, and self-reflection, all from the comfort of your own home! If you are interested in this opportunity, we encourage you to fill out our Support Parent Volunteer Application as soon as you are able. After you have completed the application, you will receive an email with the Zoom registration links from our Support Parent Training coordinator, Molly. The next two training opportunities are:

  1. Saturday January 16 from 9am-12pm
  2. Tuesday February 16 AND Tuesday February 23 from 6-7:30 pm

Upon becoming a trained Support Parent, we can add you to our network of Trained Support Parents for Parent Matching! Even if you have been a Support Parent before, we encourage you to take this training to enhance your support skills. We will continue to offer Support Parent Trainings as often as interest allows throughout the new year. If you cannot make these training dates, please either fill out the application linked above or email [email protected] with your interest, so she can let you know when the future training dates will be.