“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”

—Muhammad Ali

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.

We currently offer volunteer opportunities in our Custody Advocacy Program. Please contact us if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer.

Custody Advocacy Program Volunteers

Volunteer Attorneys

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. CAP training sessions are included in the Continuing Legal Education program at a reduced rate for pro bono credit to attorneys who commit to volunteering with our program. (Training required)

Volunteer Custody 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)

On-line Training

For those who are not able to attend our in-person training sessions, who want to get started sooner, or who wish to refresh their knowledge and skills, our on-line video training is now available year round. The online training consists of 7 sessions, each approximately 1 hour in length. Email us for details. Once you are approved, you will receive all handouts, instructions and a link to the video playlist.