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The CARE House Helping Hands / Shaping Futures

Volunteer Program: 

 

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.

 

Among the volunteer opportunities at CARE House:

CARE House Ambassador Program: Help lead and deliver child abuse prevention education trainings in the community. For more information on the Ambassador Program, click here.

CASA [Janice Morganroth CASA Program]We train this volunteer to serve as a special advocate for an abused or neglected child. After completing training, the 6th Judicial Circuit Family Division appoints them to children in foster care, where they serve as their consistent supportive adult figure. For more information on CASA, click here.

Child AssistThis volunteer provides comfort to children who come to CARE House for an interview concerning allegations of sexual or physical abuse.

Family Support GroupCARE House therapists offer a weekly [Tuesday evenings] 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 ChefsYour group or organization can volunteer to prepare a nutritious meal for the children and families of the Family Support Night [Tuesday evenings].  Scheduling frequency is flexible. 

Front Desk GreeterA 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 AssistantA health care trained volunteer who cares for the child and assists the physician during a medical evaluation when a child visits our medical clinic.

Nurturing Oakland Parents - This is a weekly Thursday evening program for parents/guardians and children ages 5-11.Volunteers assist the program's facilitator by supervising these children and completing planned activities with them. There are also Parenting Facilitator (planning and facilitating the parent's group), Infant/Toddler Room (overseeing a room for children to young to participate in the program, helping remove a barrier for childcare), and Family Meal volunteer positions available. For more information on Nurturing Oakland Parents, click here.

Resource Parent Curriculum - Volunteers are needed for an 8 week program on Wednesday evenings to assist with the children in attendance, engaging in play based activities for a variety of ages. 

Development / Special EventsVolunteers 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.

 

To become a CARE House volunteer, contact:

Robin Krohn, Volunteer Coordinator

248.332.7173 ext. 311    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CARE House Volunteer Application