Volunteer … and change a child’s life
Volunteers play a very important role here at Family and Children’s Services of St. Thomas and Elgin. They are the vital link between the Agency and the community we serve.
The goal of volunteer services is to engage children, youth and families by sharing volunteer skills, time and talents. Together, with the Agency at large, volunteers help to ensure that life outcomes for children, youth and families are improved and connections to their community are strengthened.
Opportunities to volunteer vary but however you choose to get involved, we will do our best to find the right fit for your skills, interest and availability. Learn more about the volunteer positions we offer, from volunteer driving to mentoring children and youth.
No matter how you volunteer with us, you will be a part of a team that includes staff, foster families, children and their families. You will benefit from training, supervision, and recognition for your contribution – but your primary reward will be knowing that you make a difference in the lives of children and their families.
Choose an opportunity that matches your skill and commitments.
Volunteer Drivers provide safe and reliable transportation for children and youth to programs and appointments. They are responsible for ensuring passenger safety and well-being and for complying with all Highway and Traffic Acts.
Commitment is long term and hours vary based on need.
Volunteer Mentors act as a positive role model and build healthy relationships with children and youth through outings and activities. The purpose of a mentor is to help build trust and increase childrens’ self-esteem.
Commitment is long term, 1-2 hours a week.
Commitment is 3 years, 4 hours a month.
Special Project Volunteers
Special Project Volunteers support other areas of the program including the annual holiday campaign, backpack project, donation support, special events or other important tasks as needed.
Commitment is mostly short-term, varying from 2 – 8 hours per project, as required.
Proud to be a Volunteer
Our volunteers are part of a bigger team that is committed to pursuing innovation and excellence in the service it provides to the community. We are invested in leading the way as we journey together with families and community partners.
How will you make a difference?
For More Information
We would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have about our volunteer program. Here’s how to contact the Volunteer Coordinator:
Call 519-631-1492 (ext 151).
Email at email@example.com.
The Volunteer Program is situated at the Child, Youth and Family Centre of Family & Children’s Services:
99 Edward Street
St. Thomas, ON N5P 1Y8