Community Volunteers

Volunteers are an important part of the network of community partnerships that help protect children, develop youth, strengthen families and build safe communities.

Certified volunteers are valued at the Department of Children’s Services as additional resources that enhance programs and help provide non-formal services for the children and families served by the department. Volunteers are trained and offer support in any area of the department where there are identified needs.

Volunteers do not supplant DCS staff in providing services but contribute to the agency through offering their distinct talents, skills, and resources.

Volunteer Responsibilities

• Aide a caseworker with office duties and filing.
• Support administrative staff by performing clerical tasks.
• Serve as a legal Intern.
• Assist a caseworker by sitting in on Child and Family Team Meetings (CFTM) to serve as advocates for children and families — a volunteer’s presence enhances safety and permanence for children.
• Serve in a supportive role to the family throughout the life of a case and even after it is closed.  
• Share your knowledge of community resources with caseworkers.
• Support caseworkers as interns or certification students.

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