2024 Pierce County P2P Helping Parent Volunteer Training 

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO: Pierce County Parent to Parent partners with The ARC of Washington and Pierce County community connections to provide support, information, and education for parents of children with disabilities and special healthcare needs.

This is the required 4-hour training to become a 1:1 helping parent volunteer and support other parents who have just learned their child has a condition or need support for any reason. All participants must pass a background check.

Helping Parent Volunteers and staff assist families in coping with many challenging experiences and feelings.


  • Emotional Support Strategies
  • Emotional Responses/Grief Cycle
  • Self-care Strategies
  • The Match Process
  • Empowerment
  • Communication & Active Listening
  • Volunteer Expectations
  • Ways to Volunteer
  • PAVE Programs
  • Local Resources

When: Two 2-hour sessions
June 15, 2024 from 9 am - 11 am 
June 22, 2024 from 9 am - 11 am
Where: Zoom (meeting link will be sent to you shortly before training sessions begin)

Prerequisites needed prior to training: 
  • Background Check
  • WISE - Mandated Reporting 
  • DDA- 5.06: WA State Client Rights
  • DDA-5.14: WA State Positive Behavior Supports
  • DDA WA State Community Protection
You will receive instructions for completing the background check and other prerequisites once you have submitted registration.