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Volunteer

Give Back by Giving Time

It takes a lot of courage for a child to tell a grown-up that another grown-up has hurt them.

 At the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, every child’s story is heard. Through our coordinated approach, we support the child’s recovery and give back the promise and possibility of a health future.

Volunteering is a great way to help us to nobly protect the most vulnerable, our children.

Volunteer Opportunities

CENTRE ADMINISTRATION

Do you have skills that would help us in the day to day operations of the Centre? Do you have two hours a week to dedicate to being a behind the scenes everyday hero? We are always looking for administrative help.

VICTIM ADVOCATE

Would you like to work directly with the children affected by child abuse and their caregivers? As part of the team of victim advocates you provide support, community referrals and help families to navigate the justice system.

EVENTS

Don’t want to work directly with the children and families at the Centre? Event volunteering is a great option. We are involved in many events – both our own and other community hosted events. Our volunteers help plan, organize and assist in special events and projects throughout the year.

RESEARCH

As our Centre builds towards the future, there is a need to develop programs and ensure we are providing the best practices for our staff, service team and of course the children. Time commitment for this role varies depending on the scope of work with each program.

QUILT MAKER

Each child who visits our Centre is given their very own quilt to take home – symbolizing the warmth and wraparound service they receive from visiting.  Share the comfort of such an incredible gift by making them in the comfort of your own home.

Volunteer Considerations

Many roles are filled by volunteers both inside the Centre and out in the community. It is not always easy to work around the difficult field of child abuse but we offer support to navigate through the ups and downs of each volunteer role. You may want to ask yourself the following questions about your personal limitations, boundaries and wellness.

  1. How much time am I looking to commit to as a volunteer?
  2. Am I better suited to a direct contact (victim advocate) or behind the scenes role?
  3. What is my motivation for becoming a volunteer?
  4. Can I handle the difficult subject matter in working directly with abused children and their families?

Volunteer Application

Due to the nature of what we do, we require all volunteers to complete these steps to ensure the safety and well being of the children.

  1. Contact the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre to arrange to attend an information session.
  2. Following the information session, you will receive your volunteer application package.
  3. Applications will be processed, and you will be contacted for an interview.
  4. Depending on the role, all appropriate Children’s Services and RCMP checks will be completed.
  5. You are now ready to volunteer and start making a difference. Together, we will change the way our communities respond to child abuse.

Ready to start?!

Please send us an email letting us know which position you’re interested in for more information: info@centralalbertacac.ca

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give”

– Winston Churchill