"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."
The staff of Denton County Friends of the Family is doing everything in our power to stop family violence and heal the wounds of sexual assault. But, we cannot do it alone. We need YOUR help.
Volunteers play a vital part in the delivery of services from rocking babies, painting shelter rooms, helping at the Thrift Store; volunteers are one of the largest assets Friends of the Family has. Our volunteers make it possible for us to give our clients excellent service.
We encourage both groups and individuals to look into volunteering for Friends of the Family. Whether you can give an hour a month or several hours a week, we would be honored to have your help. If you feel you can make a contribution in a way that's not listed, let us know. We are always open to new ideas.
For additional information contact the Director of Community Relations at 940-387-5131 or email@example.com
Volunteers provide a positive experience for children living at our shelter by facilitating activities (field trips, tutoring, arts and crafts, games, etc.) and creating a sense of normalcy for children who have been abused or witnessed abuse. 1 hour orientation required, and 1-on-1 training provided, scheduling commitment set with Children's Program Coordinator.
Volunteers ensure parents are able to attend counseling sessions by providing fun-filled childcare. Choose any night Monday-Thursday from 6pm-8pm. Weekly commitment preferred, bi-monthly okay. 1 Hour orientation, and 1 hour of training required.
Crisis Line Facilitators
Volunteers are needed to help answer our 24-hour crisis line, and to assist staff with light office duties. All Shifts available, Monday-Sunday. 1 hour orientation, and 7 hour training is required. A commitment of 100 hours over a 6 month period is preferred.
Survivors Advocacy Team (SAT)
Volunteers support survivors by providing crisis intervention, hospital accompaniment and safe transition to shelter, and other services. 1 hour orientation, and 8 hours of training is required. In addition, a commitment of 72 on-call hours per month for 6 months required.
Community Education Department
Volunteers would assist Community Education staff members with presentations, health fairs, or other community events.
Volunteers provide staff support by assisting with general administrative duties, scheduling is flexible during business hours.
Thrift Store Shopkeepers
Volunteers are needed to help staff receive, sort, tag and display donated goods for sale in our store Monday-Friday from 10:00am-6:00pm; Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm. 3-4 hour shifts preferred. 1 hour orientation required.
We are always in the middle of our next BIG event round here, and would love to have you join us! Volunteers help with planning to execution on everything from special holiday activities to the agency's annual fundraiser. 1 hour orientation required.