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JOIN OUR TEAM AS A VOLUNTEER

CAC volunteers, as part of the “village” of caregivers who work with children, make a substantial contribution as part of an integral team of professionals that have committed themselves to the prevention, investigation, and treatment of child abuse. In their roles volunteers interact with other volunteers and interns, staff members, law enforcement, child protective service investigators, forensic interviewers, counselors, victim advocates, therapists, physicians, nurses and many others who share their concern for children.

Below are some of our volunteers and their shared insights about their opportunities at the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center to engage with vulnerable, hurting children, adolescents and adults who have been victims of physical and sexual abuse.

REQUIREMENTS

While volunteers come from many walks of life and offer varying gifts and contributions.

All volunteers must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be empathetic and sensitive to children and their family members
  • Successfully complete an interview, extensive background check, reference check and fingerprinting

Volunteers who are engaged in specific areas such as prevention and education may have additional requirements and will also be provided extensive training in order to work in their respective area.

WAYS YOU CAN VOLUNTEER

Check off any of the volunteer positions that interest you or call our main office to speak to someone now at 225.343.1984.

Phones: Answering and directing CAC phone calls to ensure that clients and community stakeholders receive prompt responsesGreeting: Serving as a welcomer and first point of contact for arriving clientsPlaying: Engaging children in play and conversation in advance of and during appointmentsCrisis response at hospitals: Providing comfort and advocacy for victims when they appear in the emergency room for suspected abuse.Community outreach and prevention education: Assisting the Education Specialist in the classroom with presentations on safety and violence prevention.Maintenance and upkeep of BRCAC: Providing various tasks from cleaning and disinfecting toys to routine maintenance projects.Coordination and tracking of donations: logging, storing and recording in-kind donations to the CenterPersonal and legal advocacy: providing consultation and advocacy to victims as they interface with the criminal justice and family court system.other: Please list any additional skills/tasks you would like to perform for BRCAC

CONTACT US

Speak to someone from our team.

MEET OUR STAFF

Meet the current BRCAC staff.

HEAR FROM A VOLUNTEER

WITH THERE WAS SUCH A WARMTH ABOUT THIS PLACE THAT I COULD NOT PUT MY FINGER ON

“I met with you last week of June 4th to possibly become a volunteer of the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy. I must say that I was extremely thrilled when I left the premises. I called my husband and dad to let them know how awesome our sitdown was. I absolutely truly appreciate the time you allowed me to have with you and introducing me to your staff. There was such a warmth about this place that I could not put my finger on. So excited and eager to await the opportunities that will come forth from working with you all. ”

- Akeisha Williams

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