“You are serving the children, but the children bring something to you as well, and, you are putting the families in a better place.” — Volunteer Amanda “Boo” Raymond
Are you looking for a way to connect with something that matters to you? Volunteering is a great way to give back and Council for Children’s Rights offers a number of opportunities for you to get involved in ways that make a real difference to the organization and to the children we serve.
Custody Advocacy Program Volunteers
Volunteer Attorney Advocates
CAP volunteer attorneys conduct settlement conferences; attend party depositions; draft motions and other court related documents; and prepare for and attend trial. They donate their legal expertise to effectively advocate for children caught in the middle of the most contested cases. (Training required)
Volunteer Child Advocates
CAP volunteer child advocates interview clients and collateral witnesses; conduct home visits, gather records and required documents to assist in advocacy of the child’s best interest. You do not have to be an attorney to participate as a volunteer child advocate. (Training required) CAP Volunteer Application can be found here — Volunteer Application.
Our thanks to all those who provide Pro Bono Service: 2015 Council for Children Honor Roll
For information on spring and fall on-site training sessions, visit our events calendar for details and registration forms.
On-line CAP Training Now Available!
CAP on-site live training sessions take place once or twice a year, depending on need and demand. But now you don’t have to wait to start volunteering. For those who are not able to attend the live session, want to get started sooner or who wish to refresh their knowledge and skills, on-line videotape training is now available year round.
The online training consists of 7 sessions, each approximately 1 hour in length. Once approved, you will receive all handouts, instructions and a link to the video playlist. Contact the volunteer coordinator, for more information.
Other Volunteer needs:
Bilingual Skills (especially Spanish)
We are always in need of people with Spanish language skills to help communicate with our clients in a number of ways.
Events and Fundraising
Council for Children’s Rights has single-event opportunities that depend on volunteer support. We depend on volunteers for event coordination and preparation, to solicit donated goods and services, to help with logistical planning and set-up and to work at the event on various tasks.
Office volunteers assist the council with a variety of duties – helping with mailings, filing, answer phones and other general office functions.
Communications and Marketing is always looking for volunteer support to help with graphic design, web applications, writing and proofreading. Projects are on-going throughout the year.
For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact us.