ACH Child and Family Services offer a variety of options for individuals seeking to support our agency through volunteering. We have on-campus, off-campus, and online opportunities available throughout the year. Take a look at the opportunities below to see if your interests align with our needs.
individual volunteer Opportunities
LIFE Project Mentors: Volunteer mentors participate in monthly group suppers and related activities with LIFE Project clients to establish developmental relationships with young adults in this Supervise Independent Living program.
Life Skills Classes: Use your expertise and knowledge to teach youth ages 5-17 about basic to advanced life skills based on educational and personal growth principles.
Office Support: Assist with various clerical or administrative duties such as filing, data entry, phones, callbacks, mailings, scanning, and copying or other tasks relevant to your skills/experience.
Social Media Advocate: Are you active on social media? We need volunteers to help us reach more people. Share, like, or comment on our posts to receive volunteer hours.
Supper Club: Volunteers provide a healthy portioned meal along with a fun activity to children, youth, and families who call ACH home. If cooking must have a food handler's license.
Youth Ambassador: Plan and participate in activities and events with clients of various ages throughout ACH. Activities should be fun and age-appropriate. It can be crafts, games, sports, or educational. Screening and a minimum age of 16 may be required depending on the volunteer opportunity and which ACH program is served.
Service Commitment and Screening
Individual volunteers who are planning on volunteering more than once in a 90 day period must meet a minimum service commitment of 20 hours, completed within six months after the initial start date. Simply put, we ask for at least four hours a month for six months. While not required, the option to volunteer more than the minimum is welcomed. You will also have to undergo a thorough screening process that includes an in-person interview, criminal history check, drug screen, possible fingerprinting, sex offender registry review, and tuberculosis test. Screening can take up 14 business days to complete.