Chatham-Kent Children's Services Wants Your Help!

Mission: “Strengthening Children and Families for a Better Future.”

Volunteers play an important role in the services Chatham-Kent Children's Services provide.  Volunteer’s contributions are invaluable and provides a vital link between the agency and the communities we serve.

The opportunity to make a difference
The greatest satisfaction of volunteering is knowing that you’ve helped to improve the life of a child and his or her family. 
You also have the chance to meet interesting people, including other volunteers,staff, foster parents and the children and families we serve.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life…
CKCS Volunteers are special people who choose to contribute their time, energy and special skills to the children and families we serve.  They are men and women, young and old, single and partnered, students, working people and retirees.  They also come from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic and religious groups.

Volunteers provide a wide range of services…
Opportunities to volunteer vary, but generally volunteers can get involved in a wide range of services.  We try to fit the placement to the skills, interests and available time of each volunteer.
Many volunteers do whatever is needed to help improve the lives of children in our community, such as participating in children’s groups, or taking part in ongoing programs that benefit both children and parents.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Assist with child care
  • Provide clerical support
  • Provide drives
  • Research topics
  • Organize and set up rooms
  • Read to children
  • Clean toys and equipment
  • Conduct phone surveys
  • Prepare program supplies
  • Compile workshop materials 
  • Help organize special events such as:Fairs, parades and celebrations 
  • Volunteer Tutor             

    No matter how you volunteer with us, you’ll be a part of a team that includes staff, foster parents, and children and families.  You’ll benefit from training, supervision and recognition for your contribution – but your primary reward will be in knowing that you’re making a difference in the lives of children and families.

    Time commitments
    There are volunteering opportunities available for whatever time commitment you’re able to give.  Some volunteers donate a few hours each week or month, while others donate a large part of their leisure time.
    To make volunteering as convenient as possible, we will try to assign you to a program close to your home or work.

    How do I get started?

    For more information call:

    Volunteer Coordinator
    519-358-4554
     
    We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our volunteer opportunities. 

    If you wish to apply, download the application package and return to us by mail, or by dropping the application off at our office.

    Application Package

    Please mail or drop off Volunteer Applications to:

    Volunteer Coordinator
    Chatham-Kent Children's Services
    Grand Campus
    495 Grand Ave West
    Chatham, Ontario
    N7L 1C5
     
    After completing your application package, you will be interviewed and asked to provide references.  This process helps both parties decide whether volunteering at Chatham-Kent Children’s Services is right for you.

    Click here to download the application package.