Child abuse is not only a tragedy for the child and family, but also for our entire community. You can help overcome the effects of child abuse by participating in one of the many programs for families. Your support can make a world of difference to a child who needs hope.
Take a seat at the table and volunteer for Alliance For Children.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Our investigative centers are open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm and our counseling centers are open Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 7:00pm. Volunteers help at one of our various centers (see list of facilities) by greeting and assisting clients, directing phone calls, interacting with children in the lobby and helping out with other center/office related projects. This opportunity may also include helping with seasonal events such as our holiday donation drives by organizing donations and contacting families.
We offer group counseling one night each week during the school year at each of our counseling centers (see lists of facilities). This program provides opportunities for volunteers to function as a Sibling Facilitator by helping to plan activities and engage the siblings who attend groups while the caregivers and children who are receiving counseling attend their peer group counseling sessions.
We partner with Cook Children's Medical Center to serve children who have been physically or sexually abused and/or seriously neglected and who have been admitted for in-patient medical attention. We are able to help give these children individual attention, while also providing some relief to the nurses who are caring for these young patients.
Throughout the year, our Family Advocates provide unique opportunities for volunteers to assist in providing support to our families by helping with a room Makeover Project or volunteering at Camp B.L.U.E. Makeover Project transforms a child's space, typically their bedroom, and allows the child to heal from memories of past abuse. Camp B.L.U.E. is a week-long day camp held during spring break and once during the summer. Camp B.L.U.E. stands for – Building. Learning. Understanding. Empowering. Volunteers help provide a positive and encouraging environment for the kids attending the camp and assists with workshops, projects, crafts, games and other projects.
Alliance For Children hosts various fundraising events to help engage the community in raising awareness regarding the mission of Alliance For Children while also raising funds to support the services that we provide at no cost to families. We also coordinate with 3rd Parties who host various events and contribute the proceeds to Alliance For Children. Volunteers can help serve on planning committees, prepare for events, assist with event set-up/tear down as well as volunteer during the event. You can find out more about any scheduled events by visiting our Events Page or following us on social media.
This includes both on-site and off-site directed projects as well as donor drives to collect needed supplies such as stuffed animals, journals, graduation basket items, customized art journals, encouragement cards, or other items used by our staff to support clients during counseling sessions, court appointments or other opportunities.
Steps to Volunteer
- Request Alliance For Children's Volunteer Application by sending an email to Jamie Harton (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Submit and pass a Child Abuse/Neglect Registry and DPS Criminal History Check; further instructions will be provided
- Attend a half day Volunteer Orientation and Stewards of Children® training
- Schedule a volunteer interview