- 1-2 hours/week during the school year, as you’re available on Mondays or on Wednesday evenings
- 18+; pass a background check
Is This the Right Fit for Me?
You know the value of doing behind-the-scenes work. You value keeping paperwork orderly and don’t mind organizing, making copies, and printing new materials. You know it’s all a part of an important process. You are willing to commit to maintaining the confidentiality of clients and anyone else you may encounter in the building.
About Children's Assessment Center
The Children’s Assessment Center assesses, supports, and assists child victims of suspected sexual abuse, as well as educate children and the community to prevent such assaults. The CAC works with a multidisciplinary team to provide a child-friendly response to child sexual abuse for kids up to 18 years old. This team includes clinical, medical, and administrative staff, plus law enforcement officials, Child Protective Services, and the prosecutor’s office. The CAC provides all necessary follow-up services at no cost to the families. Last year, the CAC provided services to 900 children through interviews, assessments, medical exams, group therapy, and individual counseling.
What Others are Saying
“As a child I walked in the shoes of some of these children, so I wanted to volunteer in an organization that was close to my heart. I enjoyed every time I was there! Give a couple hours once a week and see how you feel walking out of there. Happiness throughout your entire body is priceless.”Shannda
Contact the Organization
If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Children's Assessment Center directly.
What to Expect
Submit a volunteer application and mail it to the Center (901 Michigan St, Grand Rapids, MI 49503). You’ll be contacted and invited to an in-depth training at the CAC, which is tailored to meet your level of experience so that you have the tools you need to be successful. Angie will regularly check-in with you and make sure you have the ongoing support you need, including information about self-care and remaining healthy in the trauma-rich environment of child sexual abuse.