Hands-On Help at Iowa Center for Children’s Justice

Volunteers at the Iowa Center for Children’s Justice work directly with our staff to support children experiencing the stress of divorce or custody disputes. We welcome all kinds of involvement—from helping teach workshops for children to daily administrative tasks. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities below.

Staff at the Iowa Center for Children’s Justice work directly with children experiencing divorce or custody disputes. Learn more about open staff roles below.

Divorce Workshops for Children

Divorce Workshop Co-Facilitator

In this role, volunteers work directly with children to help them understand and cope with separation and divorce. The workshops give children a confidential place to talk about their feelings. Groups consist of eight to ten children grouped together by grade levels. Workshops are interactive using artwork, games, videos, discussions, and role play to get children comfortable and engaged in conversation. Kids take a workbook home to spark further discussion with their parents.

Workshop volunteers must pass a background check and be fully trained.  Contact Sarah Witt at 515.410.9440 or by email to receive more information about this opportunity in Polk County.

Administrative Tasks and Mailing Projects

There are many ways to make an impact on children other than teaching workshops. Administrative help is essential to our organization. Our small staff leans on the help of volunteers to help achieve our mission of supporting kids and strengthening families.

A few times a year, we need help stuffing and stamping envelopes for large mailings. And year-round, we could always use a little help in the office entering data, making copies or preparing workshop materials. To find a volunteer task that’s right for you, email info@iaccj.org

Staff Attorney

Job Summary: The Staff Attorney will maintain a client caseload in services provided by ICCJ which may include representation, parenting coordination, mediation and neutral evaluation.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Effectively manage a client caseload
• Participate in regular staff meetings
• Participate with other ICCJ attorneys in case staffing’s and consultations
• Gather program metrics on cases that manage
• Maintain all appropriate case documentation
• Support the organization, as needed, at professional associations, relevant community events and other opportunities to create awareness and engagement

Qualifications and Skills:
• Law degree and license in the state of Iowa
• Experience with family law

Core Competencies:
• Strong interpersonal skills with a positive outlook
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Strong organization skills
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to work independently and be self-motivated in a team environment

• Entry level salary is $55,000 (non-entry level salaries depend on experience)
• Medical Insurance reimbursement
• Long-Term Disability Insurance
• Generous paid time off
• Simple IRA

Please send resume and cover letter to Nicole Beaman at nicole@iaccj.org

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