Volunteer Opportunities

Adult & Family Programs

Individual Transitional Skills Program: Foster youth from ages 16-20 from DCFS and Probation work on their independent and social life skills to get them ready to transition out of the foster care system and into their young adult lives. They work on all things employment, education, daily life skills, housing, self-advocacy, permanent relationships, health information and prevention, etc.
(Vermont Site; Monday-Friday, preferably mornings)

After-School Enrichment

Watts Soccer Academy: Children ages 5 – 12 years old practice and play soccer by learning the importance of healthy eating habits and exercise. Children will simply have fun playing the great game of soccer.
(Watts Campus; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-6pm)

Child Development

Early Childhood Services (ECS): Head Start: Children ages 0 – 3 receive full-day, full-year child care services. (Watts Campus)

Early Head Start Program Children ages 0 – 5 receive full-day, full-year child care services. (Wilshire Campus)

*Availability differs per site

Skilled Volunteering

Clinical Services HUB/MAT: Children ages 0 – 18 receive court ordered and/or DCFS ordered psycho-developmental screenings. Their 4 psychologists work in collaboration with CSW’s, medical staff , schools, foster parents and biological families to ensure access to assessment services (lasting no more than 60 days) that will determine areas of need and ultimately put in place services needed.
(Burton Green Campus; Monday-Friday, between 8am-3pm)
*3-hour minimum

Day Treatment Intensive (DTI): Seriously emotionally disturbed children ages 3 – 5 who have had multiple foster care placements, have experienced or witnessed violence in the home or community, or have been traumatized by some events receive mental health services. They are in the program because they cannot cope in a traditional preschool setting. The goal of this program is to help prepare them to go to kindergarten.
(Burton Green Campus; Monday-Friday, 8am-1:30pm)
*6 mon commitment

Office Volunteer: Assist with day to day office administrative tasks. (Watts Campus; Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm)

Requirements

Volunteers must be 16 years or older. Long-term volunteers are required to do a background check.

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