Volunteers Needed

volunteer handsMore volunteers are needed at the Fannin County Children’s Center. The non-profit with a mission of promoting safety and improving the lives of abused and neglected children has several different roles that volunteers can fill.

The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is one program of the Children’s Center. Compassionate CAC volunteers are needed to help supervise the children, youth and families who are waiting in the reception area for therapy and forensic interviews. CAC Volunteers are needed primarily in the afternoons and early evening hours. Ideally, volunteers will work the same 2 or 3 hour shift each week.

The Rainbow Room is a resource room stocked with new clothes, shoes, diapers and other items needed by the children served by CASA, CAC and Child Protective Services. Rainbow Room volunteers help sort, organize and keep the room neat and tidy.

Volunteers are also needed for the Hospitality Team. These volunteers help periodically by making food for the various meetings and trainings held at the center.

Office volunteers are needed periodically to help answer phones, greet visitors to the center, get newsletters ready for mailing and other light office work.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, complete a volunteer application, have clear background checks and complete volunteer orientation. Contact Andrea Lappin at andrea@fanninccc.org or (903) 583-4339 for questions or to apply.

Volunteers are also needed to be CASA advocates for children in foster care. These volunteers visit children regularly, communicate with all the adults involved in the child’s life, prepare court reports and attend court hearings to advocate for the child’s best interest. The next training class for CASA advocates will start in February 2020. CASA volunteer applications must be completed online and are accepted at any time. For questions about becoming a CASA volunteer advocate, contact Amanda McDonald at amanda@fanninccc.org or (903) 583-4339.

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