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.
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.