Volunteer

Our Parent Advocate volunteers are a huge part of Right Turn’s success. As a Parent Advocate, you will support eligible adoptive and guardianship families reach their desired outcomes by offering peer support, guidance, resources, and friendship.  The intent is to preserve families through additional support from those who have experienced similar challenges in their families.

Position Title: Parent2Parent Peer Advocate
Reports To: Parent2Parent Network Coordinator
Location: Statewide
Position Type: As Needed
Pay Type: Contracted per Family Served

Essential Volunteer Responsibilities

Requirements

• Must be an adoptive or guardianship parent

• Knowledge of resources  available within the community

• Knowledge of various adoption, foster care, and trauma-related issues

• Ability to listen and provide positive and encouraging feedback

• Attend two Right Turn training per calendar year (January-December) OR one larger training, such as the Right Turn Adoption Conference or A Step Further

• Attend one support group per year, if at all possible. Support Groups are held in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, and North Platte. If these locations are too far from where you live, please contact me so we can discuss further.

Service Delivery

• Serve as a confidant in times of personal crisis and problems and act as a source of information and direction for the family

• Offer insight and understanding of family needs

• Encourage problem-solving skills and activities that add experience and skill development to families

• Share options with the family so they can make an informed choice in the way they work with the child

• Serve on Family Teams and work in conjunction with Right Turn staff

• Ask for assistance from Right Turn staff when needed

• Provide data and documentation to the P2P coordinator for quality assurance and strategic planning purposes

Professionalism and Confidentiality

• Keep all client names and information and other organization business confidential

• Guard client confidentiality at all times

• Ensure all office and record security procedures are followed

Record Keeping

• Complete an initial assessment regarding the families needs and plan for support

• Assist with the gathering and compilation of statistical data

• Complete a documentation form for each contact with a mentee

If you have any questions or need additional information contact Lisa Kelly, Parent2Parent Network Coordinator, via email or by phone at 402.550.2750