The ACFJC has volunteer opportunities for people age 18 (high school senior) and older. We are actively seeking volunteers in the following areas:
Tasks may include filing, data entry, covering Front Desk telephones or other office related support as needed.
Client Navigator Internship Program
Available for college interns who are interested in working in the social services field. Interns will shadow our Client Navigators to provide client intake and needs assessment, and learn how to provide follow-up and case management. Minimum commitment of 300 hours.
Provide computer training to ACFJC clients as part of STEP-UP (Survivor Training and Empowerment Program, Utilizing your Potential). Curriculum includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Provide financial literacy training to ACFJC clients, using existing curriculum as part of STEP-UP (Survivor Training and Empowerment Program, Utilizing your Potential).
KidZone Children and Youth Program
Volunteer activities include playing with kids, supervising arts and crafts, and providing storytelling; data entry and special projects as needed. Internships are available for this program.
We are always looking for volunteers to support special events. Please check with staff to inquire about upcoming events.
Provide support for STEP-UP (Survivor Training and Empowerment Program-Utilizing your Potential) that may include participant intakes, data entry, or class facilitation.
Now that you've decided to become a volunteer or intern with the ACFJC, what’s next?
- Ask for a volunteer application from our Front Desk staff or download the application (PDF).
- Complete the volunteer application in its entirety and submit with a current resume.
- Volunteer applications can be dropped off or mailed. Please see mailing instructions at top of Page 1 of application. Applications cannot be submitted via email.
- The Volunteer Coordinator will review your application to make sure there is a current need for volunteers in the service area you selected. You will be notified via email if we do not have a need.
- If there is a need in the service area you selected you will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator to set up an interview.
- If you are chosen to volunteer your application will be sent for background check. You will be notified by the Volunteer Coordinator once word is received of passing or not passing your background check.
- If you have requested an area of service that includes working with adults or children the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
- Once you have passed all appropriate levels of background check you can begin volunteering. Volunteer Coordinator will contact you for next steps.
- To ensure your volunteer/intern time with us is well spent, you will be asked to attend volunteer trainings as scheduled by the Volunteer Coordinator. These trainings are two to three hours in length, once per month, and provide information needed to help you understand the dynamics of interpersonal violence experienced by our clients and their children.
- Important information regarding College Internships:
It is extremely important that you inquire about interning with the ACFJC three to four weeks prior to the internship start date as determined by your school. All interested interns must follow the steps above so please plan accordingly.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering/interning with the ACFJC. If you have any questions not addressed above please contact the ACFJC Volunteer Coordinator at (510) 267-8800 for more information.