The heart and soul of Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) and Child First have always been the amazing parents who participate in this program. The Parent Ambassador (PA) program utilizes the voices of parents by equipping them with the training and support needed to be leaders in their community and advocate on behalf of NFP and Child First families.

What is the purpose of the Parent Ambassador Program?

The PA program focuses on three priority areas:
⦁ Supporting NFP and Child First advocacy efforts (Local, State and National levels)
⦁ Sharing NFP and Child First parent success stories
⦁ Increasing awareness about the programs

We are looking for candidates who are comfortable with public speaking, interested in public policy and government and have experience and/or want to learn about maternal and child health.

Parent Ambassador objectives

⦁ Serve as a dedicated parent advocate to help increase the visibility, accessibility, and sustainability of the programs nationwide
⦁ Ensure that the perspectives and contributions of parents and alumni inform advocacy and other activities at all levels, including Community Advisory Boards and State Advisory Boards
⦁ Boost social media activities by sharing their lived experiences and success stories
⦁ Help recruit and engage current parents and alumni to get involved in advocacy and other activities

Parent Ambassador eligibility

⦁ Must be an graduate or participant of the NFP or Child First program, aged 21+ with a success story of how the program improved their and their child’s lives
⦁ Must be willing to tell your personal parenting story to diverse audiences and through various channels (social media, website, print, media, etc.)
⦁ Must be passionate about advocacy, community organizing, or serving families with limited financial resources
⦁ Must be willing to commit to two years of service with regular activity requests that may include additional travel – travel costs will be covered

Benefits of the Parent Ambassador program

⦁ First-year national advocacy training events held in Denver, CO and Washington, DC, all expenses paid
⦁ Learn more about the public policy arena and become confident advocates
⦁ Opportunity to serve as a volunteer advocate for a national organization considered the gold standard in evidence-based home visiting and an organization that is evidence-based and a two-generation model
⦁ Opportunity to influence local, state and federal policies for maternal-child health and families with limited financial resources
⦁ Learn skills to serve as a bridge between families, local service agencies, policymakers, funders and communities
⦁ Strengthen resume and develop a national professional network that could help advance a career in policy and government affairs, maternal-child health or other related fields
⦁ Gain national recognition for their dedication to the program by the National Service Office of Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First


Press release: new parent ambassador cohort


Volunteer Description

the Parent ambassador experience


For more information, contact Ashlei Watson, Volunteer Engagement Manager
call/text 806-672-6370