What can you do to help ChildSafe? Volunteers are the heart of non-profit agencies; they help ChildSafe carry out the mission of serving abused and neglected children in our community. Give the most important gift of all, your time.

Recurring Activities

  • Direct Service with Children: Greeters and friendly faces help us provide a safe and welcoming environment for our kids – help them with play activities while they are waiting for a forensic interview or therapy session.
  • Administrative Support: Assist staff by completing needed tasks or help prepare for an upcoming event.
  • Garden Volunteer: Help us maintain our therapy garden and outside areas through various activities.
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy: Registered therapy dogs and their handlers volunteer with children in our lobby.

Occasional & One-Time Events

Opportunities vary as activities are scheduled by staff.

  • Coordinate a Drive:
    • Invite your friends and family to collect and donate new needed items for our Rainbow Room.
    • Donate holiday gifts for Santa’s workshop, Easter Baskets, Thanksgiving baskets and other holidays.
    • Back to School supplies are needed for our school supply store in August.
  • Holiday Events:
    • December – volunteers at Santa’s Shop to help with gift wrapping,
    • August – Back to School Supply Drive or in March by distributing Cardboard Kids during distribution weekend.
  • Cardboard Kids™:
    • Raise awareness for ChildSafe and bring attention to child abuse by decorating a cardboard kid during our Cardboard Kids ™ Campaign.
    • Distribute Cardboard Kids™ at an area mall during distribution weekend.
  • Family Enrichment Adventure Therapy (FEAT): Provide and serve lunch for adventure-based activities.

An interview, criminal and child abuse background check and training is required for all volunteers

Volunteers working directly with children must be over the age of 18, submit 2 written references and an application, successfully complete a criminal and child abuse background check, and attend training and orientation.

Please leave us your information and we will contact you about volunteering.

Lauren Zuniga

210-233-5931
LaurenZ@ChildSafe-sa.org