The CARE House Helping Hands / Shaping Futures
Volunteers lend their hearts and hands every day in helping to shape better futures for abused children.
With the thousands of hours they contribute each year, the volunteers help CARE House build its capacity to serve more children and families.
Volunteers are needed to support many of the CARE House programs and services.
For more information about the program:
Chad Ozias, Director of Volunteer Services
Among the volunteer opportunities at CARE House:
Child Assistant: This volunteer provides comfort to children who come to CARE House for an interview concerning allegations of sexual or physical abuse.
Family Support Group: CARE House therapists offer a weekly support group to many of the children who have been interviewed and disclosed their abuse. Volunteers can participate in activities with children or help to facilitate the parent group.
Family Support Chefs: Your group or organization can volunteer to prepare a nutritious meal for the children and families of the Family Support Night. Scheduling frequency is flexible.
Front Desk Greeter: A volunteer that is the welcoming presence for children and families as they come to CARE House. They also assist with special projects at the front desk.
Medical Assistant: A health care trained volunteer who cares for the child and assists the physician during a medical evaluation when a child visits our medical clinic.
Stewards of Children: This program is a primary prevention program to educate the community to recognize the symptoms of abuse. Volunteers are trained in Stewards of Children to present this three hour program to community groups.
Janice Morganroth CASA: This volunteer is trained by the Council and appointed by the 6th Judicial Circuit Family Division, to serve as a special advocate for an abused or neglected child while under the Court’s jurisdiction.
Development / Special Events: Volunteers are needed to assist in preparing invitations, information packets, or other mailers and to participate in the events with activities, such as helping with registration or setting up for the event.
The CARE House Volunteer Program includes the recruitment, training, retention and recognition of its volunteers.