Children and families need your time, your muscle, your expertise and skills, and your ability to raise funds and friends. Book drives, backpacks and school supplies, Thanksgiving food, holiday toys, Family Fun Fair as well as fundraising events like the Children’s Circle of Friends. (contact email@example.com or call (562) 422-8472 for more information.)
Circle of Friends: Our annual fundraiser is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 25 in Long
Beach. We need volunteers to help with set-up, decorations, and checking attendees in. If you are interested,
email Shannon and let her know how you would like to help.
Table Captains and Sponsors are also needed. If you are interested or would like more information on this opportunity, please contact Denise Dahlhausen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 562-422-8472. All money raised at this event goes towards funding the programs that serve children.
Childcare: We have more toddlers joining us for parenting classes and need at least three more
volunteers to help Mondays from 11a-1p and Thursdays from 10a-11:30a at our Cedar House location.
Our fearless volunteer, Edie, has been going at it alone on Thursday mornings but now we have three little ones that are all walking and
Book Buddies: Literacy is very important for children and For The Child strives to give each child
a book during their first visit. We often have books donated by local Foundations or retiring Teachers, but we
need help to keep the books coming in.
Book buddies will help solicit donations from their network of friends, families, churches,
schools, work, etc. New and gently used books are accepted for all ages including toddlers and
teenagers. For more information on this opportunity, please contact Shannon.
Handyman: Or Handywoman! For The Child has three office buildings that occasionally need
maintenance and repairs performed. Our goal for 2013 is to get a list of qualified individuals in
the area who would be interested in coming to our aid when things break, need painting, etc. We
will work with your schedule and provide all the support and materials that we can. If you would
like to be on our SOS email list or know someone who would be
interested, please let Shannon know at email@example.com
Parenting well is not always easy or intuitive. For the Child provides a variety of parent education classes for challenged parents. Classes are 1.5 to 2 hours weekly. To encourage and enable attendance, we provide childcare to ensure their children are well-cared for and safe. Have fun playing, reading and doing projects in our lobby with the children while they await their parents.
Experienced RV/Truck drivers are needed for a morning or afternoon to drive our 36' mobile therapy unit to local school sites and back to the office. Drive takes from 30 minutes to 1 hour a.m. or p.m.
Respond to emergency calls when a young child (through age 14) has been sexually assaulted. Meet the child and family at a hospital in Long Beach, San Pedro or Torrance to serve as the child’s advocate on the Sexual Assault Team. Help the child through the forensic exam and give the parents referrals for assistance. Requires 40 hours of training, provided by For The Child. Bilingual volunteers (Spanish /Khmer/other) needed also. Day, Evening and Weekend shifts.
Children’s Waiting Rooms in Long Beach, Antelope Valley, Santa Monica and Pomona courthouses provide a safe haven for children (infant to 13 in most, 2.5 to 13 in others) while their parents take care of their adult legal business/proceedings. This fun project provides a volunteer an opportunity to assist childcare staff in playing, reading, and doing arts and crafts or music projects with the children while they wait for their parents to complete court business. Daytime M-F. 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 schedules available daily.
An experienced "techy" needed to assist in getting For The Child' message, events, volunteer opportunities and education out to the community on Facebook et al. (contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (562) 422-8472 for more information.)
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For The Child does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), or disability (medical and physical, including HIV and AIDS), and denial of family medical care leave and pregnancy leave in the delivery of services in or in the opportunities to volunteer.