Volunteer Opportunities

Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Meeting Meal

Multidisciplinary Team members meet once a month over the noon hour to review and collaborate on select cases. The CAC solicits donated meals for this regular meeting. Restaurants, service organizations and church groups have all provided this meal for 30-35 people, either through restaurant catering or home-cooked pot-luck food. Call Linda, 831-2327, to sign up for a meal.

Cumberland Presbyterian Church women have provided TWO fabulous pot-luck meals for Greene County MDT meetings.

On-site Volunteer

Because of the confidential nature of our work, volunteering for the Child Advocacy Center includes special requirements. Volunteers must pass a background check and commit to providing a minimum of 40 volunteer hours during their time with us. (There is no required time frame for completing the 40 hours.) For more information, contact Lori at lori@childadvocacycenter.org.

Volunteers from a conference at University Heights Baptist Church helped with the CAC's April garage sale.

On-site Unpaid Intern

Because of the confidential nature of our work, interning with the Child Advocacy Center includes special requirements. Interns must pay for and pass a background check. Based on the requirements of a student’s degree program, he or she typically commits to providing between 120-150 hours a semester to the internship. For more information, please email Wendy Brazeal at wendy@childadvocacycenter.org.

Dozens of Project Linus seamstresses annually sew hundreds of blankets that the CAC gives to the children we serve.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Even though the nature of our work restricts the number of on-site volunteer opportunities, there are many other ways to give of your time, either individually or as a group, on behalf of the CAC.

Quilters at Merrily We Quilt Along quilt shop handcrafted more than 5,000 pillowcases for the CAC and other area agencies.

Clean-up Days

Throughout the year, but particularly in the spring and fall, employee groups, church groups and service organizations contribute a valuable half-day of outside clean-up work, clearing brush, trimming bushes, raking leaves and hauling off yard waste. Call Linda, 831-2327, to sign up for a work day (most often on a Saturday or Sunday when families and children are not on-site.)

Missouri State University Landscape and Design students visit the CAC each spring and fall to weed, trim and replace plants around the center as part of the university's CASL program.
Families and children from Little Tots Learning Center in Republic spent a Saturday working inside and out of the CAC.