The Parent Information Center needs you! Helping parents and caregivers throughout the state requires teamwork. With your support, we are able to improve the lives of thousands of families. In addition to volunteering your time and talents, you can help in the following ways:
Each year, thousands of families rely on the Parent Information Center for essential services and resources. As a volunteer, you can help ensure that PIC can deliver the support our families have come to expect and help us reach even more parents and caregivers.
As a PIC volunteer, you will find a collaborative setting where your interests and talents are highly valued and where everyone works toward meeting the PIC mission of advancing effective parent engagement in education.
You may always contact us to learn more about available volunteer opportunities.
PIC Ambassadors are an important group of volunteers who assist in a number of ways. As a PIC Ambassador, you will serve as a representative of PIC at events. PIC fund-raisers, school fairs, or any number of events where PIC is either the host or a guest, you will find PIC Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors uphold the PIC mission and are important partners in helping communicate our work.
Each year, hundreds of children throughout the state are living in foster care. To ensure that children with disabilities who are in Delaware’s foster care system have a strong advocate to represent their educational interests, PIC coordinates the volunteer Educational Surrogate Parent (ESP) program.
As an ESP, you will take part in trainings, learn about issues related to disabilities and education, and attend meetings at schools on behalf of the child. For the community volunteers and foster parents who serve as an ESP, PIC is a valuable resource in making sure that these vulnerable children can access appropriate education and related services.
The provision for appointing Educational Surrogate Parents was established under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). PIC works closely with the Delaware Department of Education and the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families to deliver this program.
We are always looking for new opportunities to reach parents and caregivers. If you are a member of an organization, church, group or club and would like to work with PIC to host a workshop or webinar, please review the topics available on our Workshops and Webinars link.
As a host, you will be asked to identify how many will be participating in your workshop/webinar. You may be asked to reach out to other groups or organizations to increase the number of participants. It will be your responsibility to make arrangements related to the site for a workshop. For webinars, PIC will provide the information for logging on to a webinar and on-line registration.
We plan our workshop and webinar schedules at least six weeks in advance. If you would like to host an event, please keep this timing in mind.
PIC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of parents of children with disabilities, educators and community leaders who represent the broad range of families and professionals that PIC serves. Governing Board members provide expertise in guiding PIC and ensuring that the organization meets its mission and the expectations of its grantors and partners.
The PIC Governing Board meets quarterly, and between meetings, members are actively engaged in committee work around strategic planning, policy, fund and board development and by representing PIC in the larger community.
PIC recognizes that not everyone has the time to devote to the demands of our Governing Board. PIC’s Advisory Board meets bi-annually for a review of PIC programs and funding, to connect PIC to possible sources for growth and development and to gain insight into issues in education in Delaware and the nation.
Parent Information Center of Delaware is looking for summer interns, college or high-school in the following areas:
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