Volunteers play an important role and their contribution provides a vital link between the Agency and the communities we serve. Family and Children’s Services of St.Thomas and Elgin County could not reach the children and families who need help without the efforts of volunteers.
No matter how you volunteer with us, you will be a part of a team that includes staff, foster families, children and their families. You will benefit from training, supervision, and recognition for your contribution – but your primary reward will be knowing that you make a difference in the lives of children and their families.
There are volunteering opportunities available for whatever time commitment you are able to give. Some volunteers donate a few hours each week or month, while others donate a large part of their leisure time.
All volunteers must understand their duty to report any suspicions of abuse or neglect.
All Volunteers are required to maintain the strictest standards of confidentiality and act in a manner which is respectful, sensitive and supportive.
All volunteers must have the ability to work in a team environment. In addition, volunteers must demonstrate reliability, openness and a non-judgmental attitude.
Volunteers must support the agency mission, mandate and values.