Volunteer

Our Centre is always looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of ways. At Kristen French CACN volunteers have the opportunity to utilize their talents, skills and creativity in a meaningful way. Volunteering provides a way to give back to the community while supporting a cause that you believe in.

Volunteers are an important part of the Kristen French CACN team. We value the skills, services, new perspectives and time they provide our Centre!

Opportunities include:

Casual Office Assistance

  • Provide reception coverage & support, greeting clients & visitors, tidying waiting rooms, sanitizing toys, stocking snacks & drinks, general office tasks (photocopying, mailing & filing)
  • Looking for half days per week or one full day per week on a consistent basis.
  General Maintenance Volunteer 

  • Assist building manager with minor repairs in & around the Centre.
  • Assist with landscaping & gardening maintenance, help with clean up & yard work at special times throughout the year or before special events at the Centre.
  • Looking for casual on-call volunteer who is available during the day.

Special Events

  • Participate on committees to plan and support various fundraising & awareness events held throughout the year. Attend monthly committee meetings.
  • Provide support for event tasks such as event preparation, event promotion, participation and post event evaluation.
  • Looking for volunteers who love to plan events, are creative by nature and looking for a fun way to share their talents & skills.

Community Ambassadors

  • Provide education & awareness about the Centre to the Niagara community.
  • Assist with set up & managing information displays at various functions, awareness and community events within the region.
  • Looking for volunteers who are interested in bringing awareness of the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre to the Niagara community.

Board of Directors

  • Attend monthly Board Meetings and actively participate in supporting the Centre’s mission, vision & values.
  • Assist in setting, attaining & reviewing the Centre’s strategic goals and direction.
  • Participate in fundraising, support programs & services and actively promote & educate others about the Centre.
  • Looking for volunteers who are interested in bringing awareness of the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre to the Niagara community.

Our volunteer opportunities are great for community members who are looking to give back the community, support a valuable cause, share your time and help children, youth and families.

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteers are given opportunities to apply their skills, knowledge and their personal interests to help maintain the Centre’s critical programs and services. Share your expertise with us or develop your professional portfolio through practical experience that is relevant to your educational or career prospects. If you are interested in a particular profession or field, let us know and we will do our best to align your volunteer experience.

Our volunteers have shared that they feel a personal satisfaction knowing their time and efforts are making a difference for Niagara’s children and youth and their families.

Volunteers will also gain valuable knowledge of Child Advocacy Centre operations in Canada and the improved process it provides children and youth who have experienced abuse.

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do”. Edward Everett Hale

Training and support is provided to all volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the online form below or complete this application and submit to our volunteer coordinator Susanne McCarroll via:

Email: smccarroll@kristenfrenchcacn.org

Mail to: Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara
8 Forster St.
St. Catharines, ON L2N 1Z9

Staff also receive training on volunteer management! 2016 Volunteer Training 2016

Volunteer Form