Volunteer

The goal of the Crittenton Services for Children and Families Community Engagement Office is to provide both our clients and volunteers opportunities to build positive experiences with one another, and help our agency create a lasting bond with our local community.

Our volunteers provide advocacy, emotional support, and a variety of enrichment opportunities for the children and youth in our care. By volunteering you not only provide a lifeline to children and families’ experiencing crisis, but it also serves as a helpful foundation to increase your knowledge and understanding of Crittenton’s mission and values.

We thank all community members interested in joining our mission, and truly value your time and support. There are a number of ways you can take part as a Crittenton volunteer that may work around your needs and schedule.

On-Campus Opportunities

Residential Services Program volunteer working directly with children and youth

Parent and Child Education volunteer working with infant and toddlers

Special Program Partners such as church groups, employee groups, student groups, and service clubs that would like to volunteer on a one-time or ongoing basis.

Off-Campus or Specialized Opportunities

Scouting Projects: for those working on merit badges (Gold, Silver or Eagle)

Special Event Partners: for individuals or groups that would like to help at Crittenton fundraising events such as event set-up, registration or live auction assistants.

Crittenton Auxiliary Groups: for those interested in joining established groups such as Felicia’s Auxiliary, or for those that would like to create your own group to help with specialized youth events or to help with fundraising efforts.

Youth Mentor Partners: for those volunteers who have already served as a long-term Crittenton volunteer; completed a specialized application; have cleared a background check; and who have completed a mentorship training requirement.

Becoming a Crittenton Volunteer

As you consider volunteering with us know that all are welcome to apply as an individual, as a group with friends and associates, or anyone else over the age of 14 as long as a parent/guardian co-sign the application. A one-year commitment is expected unless otherwise indicated, and volunteers must successfully complete orientation and training. For more information about our volunteer orientation/training locations and meeting times please refer to our additional information section below.

Additional Information

Contact Us

For further questions about our volunteer opportunities, application process, and training requirements please connect with our Community Engagement Office.

Office Phone: 714-680-9022

Through our work as both a volunteer and a mentor, we saw the compassionate and safe environment that helped put so many shattered young lives back together. We would love to see that work continue.

Nancy and Mark Reihl

Crittenton Volunteers, Supporters, and Advocates

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