Would you like to help PREPARES serve
families in Washington State?
PREPARES Bags are filled with essential items for families with children from pregnancy to a child’s fifth birthday. Volunteers collect items to fill the bags for families in need. Volunteers then distribute Prepares Bags to families in the community.
Volunteers place the Traveling Crib in a central location or a churches gathering space for 1 month. The crib is filled with baby/child-related items—anything that could support parents in their community. Volunteers then place these items into PREPARES Bags for distribution to families.
Volunteers can offer a clothing closet with maternity and children’s clothing for families in the community.
Volunteers can provide safe, reliable rides to and from appointments and meetings to expectant mothers and parents of young children.
Volunteers regularly and consistently pray for the specific needs of families in PREPARES programs.
Mentors are volunteers who want to share an unconditional friendship with a parent in their community. Volunteers spend time with the parent they are mentoring. Group mentoring is also a great way to work with families.
Volunteers plan and host community baby showers, community dinners, and playgroups.
Volunteers host drives to collect diapers and pull-ups to place in PREPARES Bags or to distribute directly to families.
Fatherhood Support Groups
Dads in the community invite other dads to an evening of discussion and support.
Child Care Assistance
Volunteers offer short-term childcare while parents receive support in the community.
Volunteers offer parenting and child development classes to families in their community.
Volunteers offer office support to PREPARES staff by answering emails, researching resources, providing data entry, and photocopying.
One or two volunteer coordinators from each parish work directly with the PREPARES Area Coordinator to support PREPARES families and volunteers in their community.
Fundraising and Special Events
Volunteers lead or assist with fundraising activities. Funds raised will support PREPARES within the community.