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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org