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.
CLICK HERE to download our Volunteer Application
Among the volunteer opportunities at CARE House:
CURRENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS
CASA [Court Appointed Special Advocates]: 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 Assist: This volunteer provides comfort to children who come to CARE House for an interview concerning allegations of sexual or physical abuse.
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.
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.
Family Support Group: CARE 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.
Nurturing Parent Chefs: Your group or organization can volunteer to prepare a nutritious meal for the children and families of the Nurturing Oakland Parents Program [Thursday evenings]. Scheduling frequency is flexible.
Nurturing Oakland Parents - This is a weekly Thursday evening program for parents/guardians and children ages 5-12.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 too 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.
CURRENTLY ON HIATUS (COVID)
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.
CARE House Ambassador Program: Help lead and deliver child abuse prevention education trainings in the community. Currently at capacity.
To become a CARE House volunteer, contact:
Claire Bair, Volunteer Coordinator
Download our Electronic CARE House Volunteer Application