The Kids’ FIRST Center is funded solely by grants and private donations. Accordingly, our paid staff is small, and we rely heavily on volunteers to provide direct services to victims.
Among many other responsibilities and roles, our volunteers:
- Advocate for child victims and their non-offending family members, providing them with referrals to community agencies to meet their legal, financial, physical and mental health needs
- Inform and educate families about the criminal justice process
- Provide case management
- Keep families updated on the status of their cases
- Provide childcare for parents and guardians attending the Center’s education and support group
- Perform data entry and statistical analysis
- Offer office and clerical support
Make a difference in the life of a child. Volunteer with Kids’ FIRST Center!
“It’s so satisfying to work with children who have experienced a traumatic ordeal and help them heal and regain their childhood.” – Victim Advocate
Victim Advocate: Volunteer victim advocates serve children who have been victims of physical or sexual abuse or have witnessed domestic violence. Advocates provide families with support, information, and referrals to community agencies to meet their legal, financial, mental and physical health needs. Advocates also inform and educate families about the criminal justice process, provide case management and follow up and keep families updates on the status of their cases. Advocates must be over 18 years of age and are subject to complete criminal and child welfare history checks. Advocates are asked to commit to serving a minimum of 4 hours per week (Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00) for the period of one year.
For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator by phone at 541.682.3938, or via email at Emily@kidsfirstcenter.net.
“People along the way in life make the difference between shining and falling through the cracks. I believe that the Kids’ FIRST Center made a difference for my daughter because she’s shining.” – Mother of a nine-year old sexual assault victim