Are you interested in volunteering for Children’s Home? If so, THANK YOU for your willingness to help further our vision of a healthy community where children and families come first.
BUT......before going any further, we want you to have a clear picture of our programs, and the clients who are served by Children’s Home:
Children’s Home provides a multitude of services. Despite the fact that our administrative building on Knoxville Avenue looks like an orphanage, Children’s Home addresses issues well beyond those of children who are not living with their parental figures. These include behavioral, educational, residential, transitional and therapeutic services, and currently impact over 1700 children and families per month.
Children’s Home’s clients have various homelife situations. A very great deal of Children’s Home’s programs deal with education, behavioral issues, and life skills. We do have a residential program which places approximately 50 kids in our 24/7 care. We also have 40 - 50 young adults in our Supervised Independent Living Program, which helps them become more prepared to transition to living on their own. However, the majority of our clients are living in households with parents or legal guardians.
Children’s Home’s clients are of all age ranges. Although we do serve children from birth up through age 21, two-thirds of the clients Children’s Home serves are teenagers and young adults.
Volunteering at Children’s Home offers various ways to help, not solely direct service. Do we need one-on-one mentors for clients? YOU BET! Every child placed in our care deserves someone who will spend time with them. However, becoming a mentor means following a clearance process. This process is multi-level and can take time. Click here to see a grid of sample volunteer needs, as well as an idea of the steps required to be cleared for that service. You will notice that “One-on-One Mentor” is at the far end of the spectrum.
There are many volunteer needs at the agency, and finding the right spot for you will take time and information about you, your preferences, availability, skills, talents, and interests. We then need to find a place within the agency that matches those.
Our programs thrive with help from volunteers who can lend their time and talents to our staff and clients, who are all dealing with the real-world issues that face young people. Are you still interested? If so, thank you again! Please click here to start the process by filling out a volunteer application.
For more information, please contact:
Laurie Klopfenstein – Volunteer Coordinator
Email Laurie here