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Anyone who has a reasonable suspicion that a child is or may be in need of protection must contact the society immediately

We serve the children and families of Huron and Perth Counties, with offices in Stratford and Goderich

Goderich 1-519-524-7356 or 1-800-265-5198
Stratford 1-519-271-5290 or 1-800-668-5094

Volunteer

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers

Volunteers play a leading role in providing community services through their work with the agency.

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities

Opportunities to volunteer vary from one CAS to another, but generally volunteers can get involved in a wide range of services. We try to fit the assignment to the skills, interests and available time of each volunteer. Some volunteers develop supportive relationships with children and families. Others participate in children’s groups, or take part in ongoing programs that benefit both children and their parents. Many volunteers do whatever is needed to help improve the lives of children in our care, such as driving children to appointments. Others serve on our Board of Directors or committees. No matter how you volunteer with us, you will be part of a team that includes staff, foster parents, and children and families. You will benefit from training, supervision and recognition for your contribution – but your primary reward will be knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of children and their families.

Time Commitments

There are volunteering opportunities available for whatever time commitment you are able to make. Some volunteers donate a few hours each week or month, while others donate a large part of their leisure time.

Characteristics of a Volunteer

  • you have time available
  • you have an interest in your community
  • you care for other people
  • you are flexible, accepting and non-judgmental

Volunteer drivers take children to appointments across the county, and sometimes out of the area. Drivers are compensated for their mileage.

Orientation Training

Orientation

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call your local CAS. You will be interviewed and go through the screening process.  This helps both you and the agency decide whether volunteering at the CAS is right for you.