Children & Families First values volunteers of all backgrounds and talents. Opportunities are varied, and change regularly.
If you’re interested in learning more, or contact:
(New Castle, Kent, & Sussex County)
2005 Baynard Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19802
You may also download and complete the Volunteer & Intern Interest Form and
send to the appropriate individual above.
Note: All those interested in volunteering with Children & Families First must successfully complete a criminal history background check and driver's license background check before starting as a volunteer.
Current Volunteer & Intern Opportunities
Adolescent Resource Center (ARC) Receptionists
The Adolescent Resource Center (ARC), is a comprehensive counseling, educational and medical service which focuses on adolescent issues related to sexuality. The ARC clinics, located in Wilmington and Dover are drop-in services for teens offering counseling, education and medical services. Volunteer receptionists are depended upon to create a confidential and welcoming environment at the clinics which have no appointments and offer afterschool hours. We need volunteers weekly who are: at least 21 years of age, are friendly and have the ability to relate to teens, are reliable, punctual and adhere to our strict confidentiality policy. Successful completion of criminal history background check required.
General Agency Clerical Support
All locations (Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown)
Volunteers are needed Statewide to support staff in many Children & Families First departments and programs by performing clerical and office tasks. This valuable “behind the scenes” assistance is needed in the Wilmington, Dover and Georgetown Offices. Hours are negotiable between 9 and 5. Orientation and training are provided by staff.
Greif & Loss Volunteer Support Group Facilitator
Kent & Sussex County
Bereavement Support Group Facilitators for Children Seeking volunteers in Kent & Sussex County to provide hope and healing to children facing loss. Trained volunteer facilitators work with families one night per week during support group sessions. Responsibilities include: preparing for group meetings, introducing activities, assisting group members to participate, clean and organize materials used in group meetings. As interest and conditions permit, participate in other activities related to working with bereaved families and/or related to supporting the work of Supporting Kidds. Group runs in two cycles, fall and spring one evening per week for 10 weeks. Seeking Volunteers who are willing to commit to both cycles. Hours per session total 35 hours. Seeking compassionate volunteers who have a comfort in addressing difficult issues related to grief and loss.
Working with Children
New Castle, Kent & Sussex County
Child Care Assistance needed for Strengthening Families Program to support staff working with children by helping watch over and provide activities for children whose family members are participating in this program. This is a one-time per week opportunity from 4:30 to 8:00 pm on the scheduled evening in a downtown Wilmington location. Abilities required include being able to interact as a positive role model for children; to help plan/provide suitable activities for and to relate well with children. It is important to be able to work as part of a team.