NICU Parent Project

providing healthy food, therapeutic crafts and in-person parent-to-parent support to NICU Moms


Volunteers must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be out of the NICU for at least 2 years.
  2. Have been in the NICU for at least one month, or longer with their baby.
  3. Have a recommendation from a NICU nurse or doctor.
  4. Have personal/professional /volunteer recommendations.
  5. Pass all background checks, criminal and professional.
  6. Have a relationship with someone who is familiar with them, within our organization.
  7. Be able to pass all health screenings for becoming a parent support volunteer and hospital volunteer.
  8. Be able to provide consistent volunteer service, and have proper communication skills (both written and oral) 
  9. Be able to attend to volunteer training sessions each year.
  10. Be able to complete formal mentor training conducted by the parent support organization for 2 hours, and shadow an experienced parent volunteer for 2-3 onsite sessions.
  11. If applicable, be able to complete training to become a volunteer at the hospital where the volunteer will be a NICU volunteer.