Volunteers are a critical part of the day-to-day functioning of our organization, performing a variety of tasks such as direct work with children and families, hotline advocacy, administrative work, maintenance projects and much more. You can see a list of volunteer positions below.
Conduct an independent assessment
Determine the best interests of the child
Advocate for the child
Answers our 24-hour helpline. Provides callers with referral information, emotional support, and safety planning. Provides resources to caregivers in crisis.Childcare Advocate
Assists caregivers and CAC staff with childcare in the CAC. Duties include supervising children during support groups, therapy sessions, forensic interviews, SANE, reading to and playing with children, and/or creating group activities. Childcare advocates are particularly important because they allow parents to get the help that they need without having to worry about their children’s safety. Must be available during the day and the evening.Justice System Court Advocate
Escort clients and provide advocacy, emotional support, information and referrals as they proceed through the legal system. A legal background is not necessary, as training will be provided. However, volunteers must be available during normal court hours.Translator
Bilingual translators to assist in translating materials and translating for non-offending caregiversFundraising Committee Member
Work as part of the team planning and organizing one of CAC’s annual fundraising events. Assist with obtaining auction/raffle items, event sponsors and advertisers, oversee event details/creative elements and help to publicize the event. Opportunities can be available throughout the year.Development Department Assistant
A wide variety of development, public relations and marketing opportunities are available depending on experience and interest. Assist with grant writing, special events, developing website content, newsletters, database entry, researching information or clerical/administrative support.Community Educator
Assist staff with local community speaking engagements. Staff resource tables and provide basic child abuse/prevention information at health fairs, career fairs, and other community-based functions.Donation Assistant
Assist staff with inventory and disbursement of donated items, returning donor phone calls, and picking up donations.
Lighthouse CAC also offers internships/field placement experience for students in social work, counseling and related fields.
For more information regarding field placements: 229-931-4486 firstname.lastname@example.org