HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Development Services) is a voluntary intensive home visitation program for new or expectant parents that helps foster healthy pregnancies and births, stable child growth and development, safe homes and self-sufficient families. Services can begin during pregnancy or at any time before a child is three months old. New starting July 1, the Family & Children’s Place HANDS staff can work with parents with more than one child.
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Volunteer opportunities include:
· Question/answer calls to program parents: the volunteer will be contacting HANDS program first time parents with a survey regarding the parents’ experience with the program service and their Family Support Worker.
· Entry packet assembly: the volunteer will compile and file various documents the HANDS program uses upon receiving a new client.
· Copying forms: volunteers will copy various forms or packets used by Family Support Workers in the HANDS program.
· Translation: HANDS seeks help translating forms regularly used with families from English to Spanish, Spanish to English, as well as possibly several other languages.