Volunteer with PREPARES

PREPARES Volunteer Opportunities:


Essential needs

Giving to those in need is a great way to make a difference and directly impact families in your community! Parishes can assist families by collecting diapers and gently used clothing for distributing to families through a baby closet, PREPARES Bags (filled with items for children ages newborn through 5), or by collaborating with another parish outreach ministry, like St. Vincent de Paul.

Parish-based events and activities

Lead and/or support activities and events that support families in your community by hosting a Parish Baby Shower, a community diaper distribution, work with your youth group to hold a diaper drive, fundraise for PREPARES with a baby bottle campaign, create a “meal train” for a family with a newborn, and much more!

Family Companions

Family Companions are volunteers who want to walk in encouragement and friendship with a parent or family. You can be trained to provide direct one-on-one support to a PREPARES family experiencing hardship. You can also act as a Companion on a team of volunteers. PREPARES Family Companions agree to commit to at least three visits with a family and on-going support as arranged with the PREPARES family.

Parent groups

Support families by providing weekly groups for parents, or parent and toddlers, to come together and building community. This group can be parish-based or open to parents in your community.

Parent group leaders agree to commit at least two volunteer hours per week or as arranged with the PREPARES Area Coordinator.

Prayer teams

Make the commitment to support PREPARES families through prayer. Create a prayer chain, pray the rosary, or commit to our PREPARES Novena.

To Volunteer:


Email us, or call 206-737-9264.

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Mail Donations To:
Catholic Community Services
100 23rd Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144-5797
(Please indicate that your gift is for PREPARES.)