Donations / Volunteers


Volunteer with the Institute for the Child & Family Health

Volunteering is the practice of people working on behalf of others without being motivated by financial or material gain. Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life. People also volunteer to gain skills without requiring an employer's financial investment.

People volunteer for many reasons, one of the most common reasons that people volunteer is to strengthen and improve their community and various charitable organizations. The desire to give gift of time is always appreciated. Volunteering can be reading a book to a child or helping to prepare for special events. We have plenty of ways for you to volunteer. When you volunteer is can be for an hour, a day, or on an on-going basis.

According to the US Department of Labor 61.8 million people volunteered in 2008. That equals to 26.4% of our population. Are you putting your special talents and skills to work in our community? When you volunteer you not only learn or develop new skills but you teach those skills to others. You will have the opportunity to network, meet new people, gain work experience and the opportunity to enhance your resume. Most importantly you have the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.

Why should you volunteer with the Institute for Child & Family Health? Our agency services more than 40,000 children and families each year. Though we have many dedicated and well trained employees one of our greatest assets are the volunteers within our agency. Because of our volunteers our staff are able to be more effective while working with clients. You as the volunteer will also have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people we work with. Our Volunteer opportunities range from clerical, special events, to tutoring/mentoring elementary students. So no matter what your talent or motivation to volunteer is we can help place you in the right environment.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead