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.
- 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.