Volunteers are the heart of CAC!

 

Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to Children’s Advocacy Center’s ability to provide services to the children of Smith County. Each child who comes to our facility is beginning the healing process after suffering or witnessing a traumatic event. Volunteers have the opportunity to engage and create positive experiences with the children through play at the Center, as well as through special events that help fund the programs our kids need to begin the healing process from abuse.

Recurring Activities

  • Direct Service with Children: Greeters and friendly faces help provide a safe and welcoming environment for children as they wait for a forensic interview or therapy session.
  • Administrative Support: Volunteers assist staff by completing needed clerical tasks or helping prepare for an upcoming event.

Occasional & One-Time Events – Opportunities vary as activities are scheduled by staff.

  • Coordinate a Drive:
  • Special Events:
    • April – Assist with Child Abuse Awareness Month activities, February-March planning and April events.
    • September – Volunteer with BLING-O and Bids for Kids major fundraising events, donate auction items, serve on a committee, assist in securing sponsorships and donations.
    • December – Donate gifts and help with gift wrapping for Holiday of Hope.

Who can be a CAC volunteer?
Anyone can volunteer at CAC upon successful completion of the written application process; download the Volunteer Application Packet. The process includes an application, personal references, a pledge of confidentiality, civil and criminal background checks, and an interview. Adults ages 18 and older can work directly with the children. Each volunteer will also complete an orientation with our Volunteer Program Manager, to better understand the expectations of the volunteer roles.

When can volunteers work for CAC?
Aside from special events, CAC has three shifts available at the Center’s office during the week.

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. / 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Is CAC a safe place?
Children’s Advocacy Center is a secure facility and admittance is by appointment only. Alleged perpetrators are not allowed on the premises.

For more information, contact Macy McGee, 903.533.1880, macy@cacsmithcounty.org.

Join us in the fight against child abuse; download a Volunteer Application Packet HERE.

Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to Children’s Advocacy Center’s ability to provide services to the children of Smith County. Each child who comes to our facility is beginning the healing process after suffering or witnessing a traumatic event. Volunteers have the opportunity to engage and create positive experiences with the children through play at the Center, as well as through special events that help fund the programs our kids need to begin the healing process from abuse.

Recurring Activities

  • Direct Service with Children: Greeters and friendly faces help provide a safe and welcoming environment for children as they wait for a forensic interview or therapy session.
  • Administrative Support: Volunteers assist staff by completing needed clerical tasks or helping prepare for an upcoming event.

Occasional & One-Time Events – Opportunities vary as activities are scheduled by staff.

  • Coordinate a Drive:
  • Special Events:
    • April – Assist with Child Abuse Awareness Month activities, February-March planning and April events.
    • September – Volunteer with BLING-O and Bids for Kids major fundraising events, donate auction items, serve on a committee, assist in securing sponsorships and donations.
    • December – Donate gifts and help with gift wrapping for Holiday of Hope.

Who can be a CAC volunteer?
Anyone can volunteer at CAC upon successful completion of the written application process; download the Volunteer Application Packet. The process includes an application, personal references, a pledge of confidentiality, civil and criminal background checks, and an interview. Adults ages 18 and older can work directly with the children. Each volunteer will also complete an orientation with our Volunteer Program Manager, to better understand the expectations of the volunteer roles.

When can volunteers work for CAC?
Aside from special events, CAC has three shifts available at the Center’s office during the week.

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. / 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Is CAC a safe place?
Children’s Advocacy Center is a secure facility and admittance is by appointment only. Alleged perpetrators are not allowed on the premises.

For more information, contact Macy McGee, 903.533.1880, macy@cacsmithcounty.org.

Join us in the fight against child abuse; download a Volunteer Application Packet HERE.