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Volunteer Opportunities

Your support of the Children’s Shelter means the difference between providing only the basic needs such as shelter and food, and a place where the abused and neglected children in our community are nurtured and given the innovative services they need to help them succeed. Below is a list of On site volunteer requirements as well as a list of categories of helping.

On-Site Volunteer Requirements

  • 21 Years of Age or Older
  • Application and Interview
  • Personal Reference Checks
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Urine Drug Screen
  • Medical Physical
  • Current Documentation of a Negative TB Test
  • Signed Confidentiality Agreement
  • Orientation Session


Direct Services - Must go through the volunteer application process. Direct service volunteers may work as staff to care for and interact with children. This may fall into care for school aged children, infant/preschool care.
 
Support Services - Must go through the volunteer application process. Support service volunteers always work with staff as they care for and interact with children. This may fall into care for school aged children, infant/preschool care, outing chaperone or act as a helping hand during crafts or sports activities.
 
Special Events -  Volunteers are not required to fill out any paperwork but can only volunteer at fund-raisers and special events that occur off-site. To volunteer for special events, please email our info@thenightsshield.org
 
Group Volunteer Opportunities -
  • Group Childcare – Volunteer groups must all go through the volunteer application process for this opportunity, but once completed, groups can volunteer to come out to the Shelter and host organized, fun activities for the children (soccer games, pizza parties, bingo, etc).
  • Group Service Projects – Group projects include important projects that are difficult for our staff to do on a day-to-day basis, such as landscaping and deep cleaning at the facility. Volunteers only working outside the facility for group projects do not have to go through the application process.
Apply
Start the application process now by filling out a simple form. Once the form is submitted, a representative from the shelter will call you.
Click here to Apply. If you have questions regarding the volunteer program please call Brenda Toms at (618) 932-6400.