From law enforcement to our volunteers, our team surrounds itself with committed, child-serving community members. We are asking you to join our team by finding a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you.

Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County offers two volunteer programs for community members – the Community Ambassador Program and the College Student Volunteer Program.

General qualifications for both programs are:

  • Volunteers must maintain absolute confidentiality at all times. A confidentiality agreement included in the application must be signed by the volunteer.
  • Applicants that have a family member that has received services from Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County will not be accepted due to center policy. Staff can offer other area non-profits that accept volunteers.
  • Volunteers must not engage in an inappropriate relationship between themselves and clients of the Advocacy Center. Inappropriate relationships include but are not limited to dual, nonprofessional relationships (personal, business, financial, and/or sexual) with clients of the Children’s Advocacy Center. Should you become engaged in any type of relationship with a center client, you are to immediately notify the volunteer coordinator via email or phone call. At that time, a determination will be made as to your volunteer status.
  • The program shall not accept volunteers if they have been convicted, have prior charges, or have charges pending for a felony or misdemeanor involving a sex offense, violent act, child abuse or neglect, or related acts that would pose a risk to children or the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County program’s credibility. Additionally, the program shall not accept volunteers if they have a Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) disposition of Reason to Believe (RTB) for sexual abuse. All other RTB dispositions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and a determination made by the Advocacy Center’s Chief Executive Officer.
  • Approval for volunteering includes a three step process:
    • Applicants are required to attend a volunteer orientation and training before being approved to volunteer.
    • Applicants must pass a background check that includes a DFPS criminal and abuse check, a sex offender registry check and a federal background check. These will be rechecked every two years.
    • After attending the orientation and training and background checks have been completed, an interview will be scheduled and references will be checked.
  • Volunteers must be willing to work within the guidelines, policies, and standards of Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County. Volunteers must demonstrate a sincere interest in the work of the center and a willingness to make every effort to work on their scheduled shift. Two missed shifts without notice will result in withdrawal of volunteer approval.
  • Volunteers must demonstrate sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences.

Please fill out your selected program application below and submit to carol@cacdc.org.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Community Ambassadors

Represent CACDC at various community events in Denton County. We will provide all the training needed. Contact michelle@cacdc.org.

Champions for Children Gala Committee

Join an amazing team of volunteers who plan and execute the annual Champions for Children Gala. Contact Michelle Rocha.

Assistance Drives

Participate in Back-to-School, Thanksgiving, and Christmas drives to help families impacted by child abuse. Consider hosting a collection drive for needed items at your church, community group, or business for these programs. Contact programs@cacdc.org for more information.

Hospitality

Provide refreshments and snacks for the team that reviews our cases weekly. Contact Kaylee Hill.

Team Adoption Program

Provide care and support for the teams that directly serve the victims of child abuse (e.g., Child Protective Services, Counseling Staff, Forensic interview Team, etc.) This is a great project for church and neighborhood groups.

Group Projects

Is your group interested in volunteering with the CACDC? We are always in need of building maintenance, cleaning and landscape help. Email michelle@cacdc.org.

Special Events

The success of our signature events depends on volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about ways to volunteer at special events, please contact Michelle Rocha or call 972-538-5941.

Interested in Volunteering?

To become a CACDC volunteer, you will need to submit a Student Volunteer or Community Ambassador application.  Please return this completed form to 1854 Cain Drive, Lewisville, TX 75077, or submit online to michelle@cacdc.org.