Volunteers are an integral part of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s campaign against child abuse and neglect. In 2011, nearly 150 community members of all ages and walks of life volunteered more than 4000 hours of their time to the organization. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, the hourly rate for volunteering in the state of Pennsylvania is $20.51. Using this rate, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania has determined that the dollar value of volunteer time donated is approximately $82,000 for fiscal year 2011.

Volunteers provide support and assistance to the mission of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania in a variety of ways, including:

  • Child & Family Support Volunteer
  • Clerical/General Office Support Volunteer
  • Prevention & Education Assistant Volunteer
  • Special Events Volunteer
  • Cultivation Volunteer
  • Fundraising Volunteer

For the safety of the children we serve, all on-site volunteers are required to:

  • Complete a Volunteer Application Packet (including resume)
  • Meet/Interview with the Development Coordinator or Executive Director
  • Provide/Obtain a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Provide/Obtain a Pennsylvania State Police, Request for Criminal History Record
  • Sign a Confidentiality Agreement
  • Complete an interview with CAC of NEPA approved staff
  • Attend the Volunteer Orientation Education Session

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When it comes to making a difference in improving children’s lives, there is a place for everyone to contribute. Child abuse and neglect is a community problem. Child care and protection is a community responsibility.