Volunteer with the Family Abuse Center
We here at the Family Abuse Center cherish our volunteers. People that are willing to donate their time and efforts are essential to making our shelter run smoothly and efficiently. There are a variety of different volunteer positions open and available that can fit almost any schedule, skill, and desire. You could chose to man the phone lines, assist with our staff, or you could choose to work behind the scenes organizing our hygiene closet and food pantry. Both jobs (and all in-between) are critical in making the shelter a more comfortable and safe place to stay for our families in need.
How Do I Become A Volunteer?
The first step to becoming a volunteer is to fill out our volunteer application and interest survey by clicking below. This allows our Volunteer Services Coordinator to enter you into our computer database and look at what volunteer opportunities that we currently have open that match your application.
The second step is emailing the Volunteer Services Coordinator at Amy.Reagan@familyabusecenter.org to let her know your application has been submitted. She will then get back to you with the upcoming date(s) and time(s) that volunteer orientation will take place.
Orientation is officially 90 min long and takes place at the shelter. It is at this time where you will learn a little more about the Family Abuse Center, the different volunteer opportunities we have available, and get any questions you may have answered. Orientation is where you will also fill out confidentiality statements and background check papers.
The third step is simply showing up for orientation. This is a major part of becoming a volunteer not only by completing the necessary paper work but by showing us that you are a prompt and dependable volunteer. If you can not make it to the orientation that you have scheduled please contact Amy by email Amy.Reagan@familyabusecenter.org or phone (254.772.8999 X 2232) and let her know prior to the orientation day.
*Occasionally a situation arises in a group activity that requires the adult leading the activity to accompany the child out of the room temporarily. In such instances it is imperative that an adult, defined as anyone over 18 years of age, be present to remain with the group until the leader returns. For this reason, Family Abuse Center volunteers under the age of 18 can only serve with children if there is a designated adult leader and at least one adult volunteer present for each activity. We value the desire of young people to assist with our children’s program, but must insist on this condition for the legal protection of our volunteers and our clients
Click HERE for the Volunteer Application!