Volunteer

The Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center provides services to children and families who are victims of abuse. We conduct videotaped forensic interviews of children ages 2 to 17 upon referral from law enforcement or children’s protective services. In addition we provide referral information to parents regarding counseling and community resources.Volunteer hours are flexible between our office hours which are Monday - Friday - 8:30- 5:30.  
Volunteers can help us by:
-Interacting with children and families who come to the Center, making them feel comfortable and at ease. Includes engaging children in activities such as playing a board game, coloring, reading or watching a movie.
-Contacting by phone, non-offending caregivers to complete a client evaluation survey of their services received at The Bridge.
-Sorting through donations - stuffed animals, toys, juice and crackers.
-Ensuring that toy shelf, refrigerator, and crackers are stocked, and ready for children and families.
-Scanning client paper files into computer filing system. 
-Assisting with community education programs and health fairs.
-Decorating for holidays.
-Assisting during special events
-Assisting with maintenance needs - replacing lights (indoor and outdoor), shoveling snow, touch up painting, etc.
Must be 18 years of age or older and a high school graduate.
As a part of the volunteer application, a criminal background and CANRIS (Child Abuse & Neglect Central Registry) check will be completed.
Become A Volunteer!
You will meet with the volunteer coordinator and go through an interview process to discuss your interests, take a tour of our agency, and set up when you would like to volunteer. 
Training will be individualized and based upon your interests. Training for each volunteer will also include an overview of our agency, observation of the community education programs, introduction to child abuse and how to respond to questions and situations that you may come in contact with while you are volunteering.
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