I want to volunteer now! When can I get started?
We appreciate your enthusiasm and passion for our mission! The first step is to fill out a volunteer application and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with upcoming volunteer opportunities and ways you can get involved. 

What are the requirements to become a volunteer?
Anyone interested in volunteering must first fill out a volunteer application. If you are interested in one or more of our opportunities involved with working directly with families we serve, a background check is required. 

Do I have to attend a training or orientation?
No. We do not have a mandatory volunteer orientation. However, a short training is provided the day-of for certain opportunities. 

Is there a time requirement? 
There is no time requirement for volunteering with Families First. We appreciate any time you can give to help us further our mission and serve our community. 

Can children volunteer?
Yes! Children can join their parents in any of our volunteer opportunities. We also encourage our passionate youth leaders to get their community involved and help another child in need by hosting a fundraiser or donation drive. 

Where are your volunteer opportunities?
Our main office is in Midtown, but most of our opportunities are off-site at our other offices, group homes or other facilities, depending on the type of volunteer work you’re interested in. There is a place on the volunteer application to specify the areas you’re willing to volunteer. 

Can I complete my court-ordered community service hours at Families First?
We occasionally have opportunities for community service volunteers. We only accept community service volunteers with misdemeanor charges that do not include children, pet or theft-related issues. Contact volunteer@familiesfirst.org for current community service options.