Volunteers at The Center for Youth and Family Solutions make a difference every day in the lives of children, seniors, and families. Our volunteers have a true spirit of generosity and bring hope to those in need. Whether teaching a child to read or visiting a lonely senior, our volunteers are an essential part of the work we do. Volunteering is a way to share your gifts, gain experience, meet new friends, and give back to your community.

April 13-17 2015 is National Volunteer Week, and everyone at The Center for Youth and Family Solutions would like to say thank you and recognize those that volunteer their time, talents and energy to helping us serve the kids and families at our agency. Last year, 195 volunteers and 53 interns from 11 colleges and universities shared 23,751 hours of their time with children, teens, families, and seniors, impacting the lives of those in their communities. We sincerely appreciate your being a part of our team!

Who are our Volunteers? As an agency with several different programs, our volunteer core serves clients aging from newborn to seniors. Among those volunteers are approximately 30 from New Day Senior Services Friendly Visitor Program who provide companion services to the older adults in the community. Our volunteers also help our agency with tasks such as providing childcare to children so that their foster parents can attend meetings, mentoring kids in our youth services programs, cleaning toys in out foster care visitation rooms, painting and remodeling our lobbies and visitation rooms, and working on fundraisers and projects as needed. There is truly something for everyone when it comes to our volunteer needs! “Year after year I am deeply moved by the generosity of time and dedication to helping others that the volunteers of The Center for Youth and Family Solutions offer,” says Volunteer Coordinator Sue Hirschman. “Our volunteers make a difference every day, and we want to thank them all for helping us fulfill our mission.”

To see some if the types of volunteer opportunities available click here Volunteer Opportunities

For more information, contact Sue Hirschman, Volunteer Coordinator at (309) 323-6632.

To get the process started, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

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