Volunteer

Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center currently accepts volunteers age 21 or older.   Here you will find our current openings for you to review and an application package to complete.  Our basic guidelines include the following:

 

  • Appointment:  Once you have completed the application, please call the office at 903-792-2215 to set up an interview.  Bring the completed application with you to the interview.  During the interview the available opportunities at the Center will be discussed as well as what will best meet our mutual needs.  Please realize that being exposed to the children who come here to be interviewed and who have been physically or sexually abused may be very traumatic for you.  Their families are upset and in a state of crisis.  While Center staff will work directly with children and families you may be exposed to hearing or seeing things that are difficult to deal with.  It is perfectly acceptable if you do not feel like this volunteer job is a match for you after you have learned about what we do here.

  • Background Check:  The Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center requires a background check on all prospective volunteers.

  • Confidentiality Agreement:  Each volunteer must commit to keeping information confidential.  A signed Agreement of Confidentiality must be signed and maintained on file.

  • Shifts:  Office volunteer shifts generally run from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (morning), and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (afternoon).

We have some great volunteer opportunities and a wonderful staff to work with.  We appreciate your willingness to give of your valuable time and talents.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AND DUTIES

(Availability based on need at the time of application)

 

 

AREA & DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

 

  • Office Volunteers – Assist with answering telephones, filing, welcomes visitors and directs families to appropriate areas, provides drinks and treats to children, receptionist duties, preparing packets for training and parent handouts, assist with community presentations when needed, etc.  This volunteer service is ongoing and on an as needed basis.

 

  • Facility Volunteers – Assist with home maintenance and cleaning, yard maintenance, snow removal, etc.  This volunteer service can be ongoing or on an as needed basis.

 

  • Community Volunteers – Any person and/or group that provide service through donations, fund raising, or time spent doing one-time projects at the CAC.  This may include such things as seasonal decorating, house painting, planting flower beds, and making quilts.

 

  • Baby Project – This project provides all necessities for 0 to 12 month old babies and moms that are in need of emergency assistance.

 

  • Community Service – Any person sentenced to community service as part of their restitution and ordered by a judge may work at the center as long as their charges are benign and not child related.  Hours are tracked and shared with the appropriate court.

 

  • Practicum Students – College students who require a practicum may volunteer at the Center.  They will be supervised and reviewed by the director and offsite school practicum advisors. 

 

 

 

All volunteers are managed by the Program Director and/or designated CAC staff.  Some positions require light lifting (up to 20 lbs.).  Volunteers who find it difficult during the day to work at the Center will be encouraged to develop tasks that can be completed after working hours.  *Other duties as assigned may be requested.

© 2018 Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center

1203 Main Street

Texarkana, Texas 75501

Phone: 903-792-2215