Volunteer at The CAC

The Children’s Assessment Center (The CAC) holds various volunteer opportunities for community members looking to make an impact on children who have suffered abuse. Volunteer support is crucial to help form a fun, creative, and exciting environment for children and families in their healing journey at The CAC.  Below you will find details about the types of volunteer opportunities that serve our mission. Opportunities are open to individuals, families, community groups, and corporations.

Ongoing Volunteering

Volunteers will have the opportunity to work in our on-site activity center. Your role will be to establish rapport and create a comfortable and safe environment for children as they await services at The CAC. Responsibilities include: providing food and clothing, hosting fun activities, and an active environment where children, ages birth through 17, can play and explore. You may volunteer in the activity center anytime it is open: Mon.-Thurs. (9:30 am – 6 pm), Fri. (9:30 am – 4 pm), and closed on weekends.

In order to work directly with children in the activity center, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license, government-issued ID, or a social security card.
  • Attend the next scheduled CAC & Child Advocates Inc. Volunteer Training. To register, please email cacactivitycenter@cac.hctx.net
  • Upon registration for the training, you will be sent an application to fill out and submit. The application will allow us to run a criminal and CPS background check.
  • Attend a volunteer interview with our Activity Center staff.

Seasonal Volunteering

Volunteer opportunities include annual events, children’s parties, and ad hoc opportunities. All volunteers entering the building must have valid photo identification that will be scanned at the front desk.

April Volunteer Event: April 29-30, 2022

Volunteer with us during Child Abuse Prevention Month as we raise awareness to prevent abuse. Help us beautify our building with a mural to create a fun and relaxing environment for our families, staff, and partners.

Spirit of Summer: August 5-6, 2022

Help us stuff backpacks and host a Back-to-School Party for the children we serve to empower them with the tools necessary to have a great school year.

October Volunteer Event: October 21-22, 2022

Volunteer with us as we continue to beautify our building to create a comforting and safe environment for our children, families, staff, and partners.

Spirit of Winter: December 2022

Foster joy this holiday season by helping us decorate our building for the holidays, wrap and organize gifts, and host a Children’s Holiday Party.

Advocates of The CAC

Advocates of The CAC is a program for those seeking ways to support The CAC’s mission and connect with community members who are passionate about volunteering, advocacy, and abuse prevention.

Volunteer at our Fundraising Events:

Volunteers will assist with set-up, registration, and distribution of goodie bags or raffle items.

Ad Hoc Volunteer Tasks

We have volunteer needs throughout the year that you can help us with:

If you want to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Julissa Alvarado, Volunteer Coordinator, at julissa.alvarado@cac.hctx.net.