Volunteers are an important and essential aspect to the work of Nazareth. We accept volunteers from all walks of life who have an interest and ability to form relationships with the children in our care or who wish to provide a service to the agency. Volunteers, individuals, families or groups of individuals are an integral part of the treatment process and the success of our work. As such, they are provided training and a period of orientation before being assigned to work with a child or group of children or preform a task. Ongoing supervision gives the volunteer an opportunity to dicuss their expirience and assess their interactions with the children.
The time commitment and frequency of volunteering vary, but consistency is very important. There can be varying degress of volunteering; for example:
- Visiting Resource
- Lifelong Family Connection
- Special Interest
Volunteer Opportunities with children:
- On-grounds or off-grounds activities with youth
- School-time or after-school free-time activities
Volunteer opportunities in the agency:
- Computer technology
- Light housekeeping/maintenance
A CORI (Criminal Offense Record Inventory) check is required of all volunteers.