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How Do I Become a SWFAC Volunteer?
Purpose: Volunteers/interns provide support to children and their families who visit Southwest Family Advocacy Center (SWFAC) and may be asked to assist SWFAC staff with projects and tasks. This includes welcoming families and professionals to SWFAC, assisting the staff to provide a child-friendly, private, comfortable and supportive environment for child victims, witnesses, and non-offending family members.
Qualifications: All applicants must: have a vested interest in the function and mission of the Southwest Family Advocacy Center; successfully complete an interview, extensive background check, polygraph, reference check and fingerprinting; sign a confidentiality form; be willing to attend an orientation and any other necessary training; be sensitive to cultural/ethnic differences; have a willingness to receive guidance and direction; and be 21 years of age or older.
Volunteer Time Commitment and Attendance: be open and honest about your availability; provide days/times that you are available and show up as scheduled; stay with a project/activity/event until completion, and commit to a minimum of 8 hours per month.
Volunteer Opportunities: May include, but are not limited to (will be based on your interests and abilities):
Administrative Support (replenishing brochures/literature, answering phones, preparing parent information folders etc.)
Interact with and supervise children in the playroom while they await services (playing games, coloring, making crafts, reading, assisting with snacks, straightening up playroom, sanitizing toys, disposing of toys in poor condition, restocking shelves
Community Education and Outreach
Interested in becoming a volunteer?
Click on the links below.
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