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Volunteer Opportunities with Children's Advocacy Center of Tom Green County

Thank you for your interest in joining the volunteer family at the Children's Advocacy Center of Tom Green County, Inc. Whether you have an hour or two a month or a few hours a week, we can use your help. Volunteers make such a difference in the lives of the children and families who come to our center. With your help, we will continue to champion the cause of child abuse prevention and serve as an ally of abused and neglected children.


If you would like to volunteer in any way please contact us at 325-653-4673(HOPE)


If you would like to volunteer with any of the following program(s):


Volunteer Opportunities

Concho Valley Family Alliance

Help at monthly meetings (first Tuesday of each month at 12:00pm). Assist with set up and or clean-up; meal preparation, greeter, and recorder of minutes. Time investment 1 to 2 hours per month.


Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

CASA volunteers are ordinary people that want to make a life-long difference in a child’s life. CASAs receive specialized training and are appointed by a District Judge to serve as advocates for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Volunteers must have a heart for children and commit to a year to ensure that each child is represented throughout his or her entire case. Thirty hours of training required and each case requires 10-20 hours per month. Make a difference – be a CASA!


Family Enrichment Services

Help by supporting the program which provides ongoing support groups and classes to parents and children. Volunteers may assist by providing our clients with snacks such as baked good, donated snacks, set up or clean-up and helping prepare meals. Assistance with childcare does require a background check. Time investment 2-4 hours per week.


Prevention Program Assistant

Duties vary.


Support Services

Help spread the word about the services and programs available to all families by distributing information throughout the community – doctor’s office, hospitals, library, WIC office, help us find new groups to talk to about our center and the programs. Set your own hours!


Note: To ensure the safety of the children we serve and that of our volunteers, The Children's Advocacy Center of Tom Green County, Inc. will perform a felony, sex offender and CPS background check on all individuals who sign up to volunteer for any of our activities or events that will be attended by the children we serve.

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Volunteer Forms

Court Report Template

Template for creating court reports for child cases.

Court Review Hearing Form

Blank form for court review hearings.

Disclosure of Information Form

Authorizes the disclosure of information to the Children’s Advocacy Center for the purposes of background checks, etc.

Disclosure of Information Form (Spanish)

Authorizes the disclosure of information to the Children’s Advocacy Center for the purposes of background checks, etc.

Monthly Contact Log Form

Blank contact log for tracking contacts and information relating to a case.

Timesheet

Time sheet for tracking grant personnel activity.

Transportation Release

Transportation release form for permitting a child to be transported by a CASA Staff member or volunteer.

Visitation Observation Notes & Questions

Visiting between parents and their children is an essential component of work with children in foster care and their families. It is also a right and a responsibility retained by parents. It has been demonstrated that children who have frequent, meaningful visits with their parents are more likely to return home.

Visitation Record Form

Visitation Record Form for documenting visitation of parents and children.