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Volunteer with PSI

PSI would not exist without the dedication and caring of its volunteers and support coordinators. There are many ways to help and volunteer with PSI, and we would love to hear from you! We welcome your volunteer help, and will train you through phonecalls, webinars, emails, and our listserves. We welcome volunteers who also volunteer for other organizations and groups. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Some of our volunteer opportunities:

  • Volunteer on our support warmline. English, Spanish and other languages needed!
  • Become a state, province, or country PSI Support Coordinator. See more details below.
  • Help write for our newsletter. 
  • Participate in one of our essential committees: Fundraising; Outreach; Digital Media; PR/Marketing; Membership
  • Be a Virtual Volunteer, sharing PSI news on social media.

PSI Support Coordinators

Coordinators are the direct contacts and representatives of PSI in their communities. They are active volunteers who provide social support, information, reassurance, and resources to moms and their families. PSI Coordinators also build connections and support networks with area providers and educators.

Many areas have more than one coordinator, and we welcome you to contact us if you are interested in volunteering as an area coordinator.

The coordinators help families in their recovery from perinatal distress by providing a vision of wellness based on solid information and experience. PSI offers training, materials, and support to assist coordinators in their ability to help the families who contact them. The coordinators do not provide medical advice or evaluation but instead offer names of healthcare providers and resources that provide those clinical services.

Since its start in 1987, PSI has acted on its mission to develop worldwide parent support networks with informed and reliable volunteers. Coordinators provide parent support, advocacy, and community networking but they are not required to be healthcare professionals. Many of our volunteers are men and women who have personally experienced the relief that comes from connecting with an informed and understanding person. We do have many volunteers who also have healthcare careers or education, but they are providing social support when in touch with a family through PSI.

All of the coordinators offer phone or email support and some are able to offer support groups or classes. PSI does not require the coordinator to provide groups but will help you start one by sharing information, materials, and links to other support groups. Coordinators are supported and reminded to volunteer at a pace that is healthy and balanced in their own lives. PSI deeply appreciates each of its coordinators, all of their efforts, and their passion to make a difference in the lives of mothers and families worldwide.

You can find a world map of our PSI Coordinators HERE. If you would like to be a Executive Director at wdavis@postpartum.net.

Support Coordinator Map

PSI Perinatal Social Support Webinar Training

January 27, 2016 – June 15, 2016

www.psi-socialsupport-onlinetraining.eventbrite.com
Join us for the Postpartum Support International
Perinatal Social Support webinar series

Developing support networks for pregnant and postpartum families

This web series is designed for all social support advocates for pregnant and postpartum women and families, including volunteers, group facilitators, community members, and providers involved in developing support groups or networks.

Participants who attend all 11 classes will receive a
PSI Certificate of Completion in Perinatal Social Support Network Development

Learn from experienced leaders about supporting pregnant and postpartum moms, dads, and families. You’ll hear about successful telephone support, groups, community networks, recruiting and training volunteers, fundraising, and more. Network with others, share your questions, and find ways to develop your group or community network.

All presentations will be live on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern time
and will be recorded and available for viewing later for registered participants.

Visit www.psi-socialsupport-onlinetraining.eventbrite.com
for more details, faculty biographies, and registration information

PSI Perinatal Social Support Webinar Training