Volunteer Services & Donations
Oakland County, MichiganChildren's Village Volunteer Services & Donations

Volunteer Services & Donations

Volunteer and Mentor Opportunities
At this time our on-campus individual and group oriented volunteer opportunities are limited, for more information contact Pat Lahar 248- 858-1162.

If you are interested in spending time one on one mentoring a young person on a regular basis please contact Oakland County Youth Assistance, Mentor's Plus Program, 248-858-0045.

 Volunteer Information

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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.



Donation Information

How Can I make a donation to Children's Village?
Donated items can be dropped off to the administrative "J" Building (63 W) during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

We no longer accept the following items:     

  • No outdated clothing
  • No items with missing or small game pieces
  • No stuffed animals, broken toys or car seats
  • No items with broken zippers, holes, rips or stains
  • No household furniture, kitchen items or used blankets & bedding

If you have a large donation, specialty item or items to donate that are not listed please call (248)858-1811 or (248)858-1151

Financial contributions are also appreciated. The residents of Oakland County Children's Village, including Mandy's Place Shelter Care for abused and neglected children, benefit by direct cash contributions. These donations provide the youth with holiday themed events & crafts, field trips (bowling, matinée movie), special events and recreational supplies.

Tax donation receipts are available.

Financial contributions can be made payable to: Oakland County Children's Village
Attn: Donations
1200 N. Telegraph Rd., 63 West
Pontiac, MI 48341-0444 

Please contact (248)858-4099 for questions concerning financial donations



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Donation Wish List,

Donation Wish List 5-20-16.docx 

Donations Specific for Mandy's Place,

Donations Specific for Shelter Care 4-7-15.pdf

Host a Drive,

Host a Drive 5-20-16.docx

Holiday Donations and/or Events for Oakland County Children's Village,

Holiday Donations Special Events 4-7-14.docx