Childrens Village Volunteer Program
Oakland County, MichiganChildren's VillageChildrens Village Volunteer Program

Childrens Village Volunteer Program

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What is the Oakland County Childrens Village Volunteer program?,
The Oakland County Children's Village volunteer program is for adults who want to make a difference by spending time one on one, behind the scenes or in a group sponsored activity in a safe, structured environment for youth in our residential treatment program or shelter care.

 

What are the requirements to be a volunteer at Oakland County Children's Village?,
  • You must be over age 21 (exceptions may be made if you are volunteering as a group, i.e. Church group, boy/Girl Scout Troop)
  • You must submit a Volunteer Application and include in what capacity you would like to volunteer
  • Complete all required paperwork, criminal history and clearance checks
How does the volunteer program work? ,
  • Once we receive your Volunteer Application we will mail you a confirmation of receipt letter which will include specific instructions on how to apply for the required clearance checks.
  • Once you have passed the clearance checks we will schedule a date/time at your convenience to discuss volunteer experience(s).

Why do volunteers have to go though so many clearance checks?,
  • First and foremost we need to protect the identity and safety of youth placed in Oakland County Children's Village
  • We need to be sure that people coming into the village have only the best interest of the children in mind and have not committed any felonious crimes and/or crimes against children
  • We need to comply with our licensing regulations that all volunteers have passed the clearance and criminal history checks within a 90 day period of being on the CV campus.

What types of things can a volunteer do at Oakland County Children’s Village?,
  • We welcome all ideas from volunteers who are interested in making a positive impact in the lives of our youths.
  • Group activities: cooking/craft projects (i.e. make cookies), group talks, sports clinics, show and tell, tutoring small groups
  • Behind the Scenes: Paint murals, garden, office work, donation inventory
What is the time commitment?,

We do not ask for a specific commitment of time. We welcome volunteers who want to donate their time on a regular and reoccurring basis or who are only interested in a one time commitment such as a craft project.

 

Is there a volunteer training class or orientation?,
  • If you are interested in spending time one on one mentoring a young person please contact "Oakland County Youth Assistance, The Mentor's Plus Program," 248-858-0099.

     

Can I spend time one on one mentoring a child?,

If you are interested in spending time one on one mentoring a young person please contact "Oakland County Youth Assistance, The Mentor's Plus Program," 248-858-0099.