Volunteer

Your time and your talents—and those of other volunteers—are precious to us and can work wonders in boosting the success of the Children’s Advocacy Center in stopping child abuse in our area.  Opportunities are varied, from interacting with clients and family, or providing office assistance to assisting with a community event or project.  Please contact us to discuss possibilities that are compatible with your schedule.  512.321.6161  

Ongoing volunteer opportunities include…

Family Care Volunteering

Family Care Volunteers welcome clients and their non-offending family members to the Center and provide supervision for clients in a fun, child-friendly playroom setting.  They appropriately interact with families to provide comfort and support while maintaining client confidentiality. Volunteers also provide supervision for clients while their caregiver attends counseling sessions. Orientation and training is required. These volunteer opportunities are available as needed between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5 PM.

Administrative Team Volunteering

Administrative Team members assist with general office duties, such as filing, copying, answering telephones, assisting visitors and other various office duties. Orientation and training is required. Administrative Team opportunities are available during the week between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5 PM. Scheduled “shifts” of 3 to 4 hours weekly or bi-weekly are most beneficial to the Center.

Ambassadors 

Ambassadors represent the Children’s Advocacy Center at health fairs and various related events by distributing materials and answering questions about our services. Ambassadors can also deliver presentations to various civic groups on behalf of the Center in order to educate about child abuse and inform the community about the Center. Orientation and training is required. Opportunities for Ambassadors can be either during the week and/or on the weekends; day or evenings.

Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Volunteers 

CAP Volunteers help plan and organize community events to raise awareness and promote prevention of child abuse including preparation for local awareness campaigns during April Child Abuse Prevention Month. Other prevention projects could include, but are not limited to, writing newspaper articles or preparing and distributing flyers/literature to doctor offices, businesses and schools. Orientation and training is required. Opportunities for CAP Volunteers can be either during the week and/or weekends. 

Community Partners Community Partners assist the Center by supporting our efforts with special events in Bastrop, Fayette and Lee Counties. Events and projects may include “wish list” drives, fairs, parades, special projects and fundraising opportunities. Orientation is required. Participation as a Community Partner is on an as-needed basis. 

Group/Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

We enjoy having groups join us for a day or two and would love the opportunity to find the right project for your Scout troop, school, corporate or church group to undertake. Organized groups do not need to attend Volunteer Training nor be 18 years of age. Please contact CAC for more information.  

Getting started

Please fill out our Volunteer Application and Volunteer Reference Questionnaire.  Forms may be completed and submitted online OR send to CAC via email ([email protected]), by fax (512.321.6164), or by mail (1002 Chestnut St. Bastrop, TX 78602).