Become a Volunteer
Do you enjoy working with children? Do you have a special talent and time to share? Are you looking to enhance your resume or just looking for an opportunity to give back to the community?
Volunteer with us! We can help.
We offer a wide array of volunteer opportunities to individuals of all ages and stages in life. From serving on our Board of Directors (FACS and our charitable Foundation) to providing tutoring services to help a child improve their school success, volunteers play an important part in the work of Family and Children’s Services.
- Volunteers can be high school, college or university students looking to gain valuable experience. They might be full-time professional people wanting to give back to the community or individuals seeking employment and needing current work experience. Some are active retirees who enjoy children and want to stay involved in the community.
- Our “special friend” volunteers provide mentorship to children and young people through regular outings and activities. Our tutors help kids do better in school and feel better about themselves. Volunteer drivers help ensure our kids get to important visits, appointments and activities. Board members and fundraisers play a special role and our many volunteers assist us in a variety of ways around the office and other hands-on projects.
If you are interested in volunteering with FACS or our charitable Foundation, we urge you to call our volunteer department for more information. Our application process is quite thorough and can take up to 5 to 7 weeks to ensure that every applicant is screened for suitability.
Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience.
Call us if you would like to make a difference in the life of a child!
Family and Children’s Services Niagara celebrated its 180 volunteers and 140 foster families during its third annual Celebration of Caring, a banquet and awards dinner.
Family and Children’s Services Niagara enlists the help of volunteers such as Taylor to come in and give interaction with babies that for one reason or another are taken away from their parents.