Volunteer

You can help us change the world, one child at a time!

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“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.” -Lakota Sioux.

The Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center relies on volunteers to help us achieve our goal of reducing the incidence of child abuse and its impact on our community. Whether it is helping with special events, landscaping, light construction, or working as a child advocate in our front lobby, there are several ways for our volunteers to contribute to the center and our cause.

Child Advocates: Interact with the children in our lobby and ensures their safety while in our waiting area. Child advocate volunteers are required to attend a volunteer orientation held by Dee Norton staff members that familiarizes them with confidentiality issues and helps to prepare them for any situations that may arise while volunteering at the center. Anyone volunteering as a child advocate must sign a confidentiality statement as well as give authorization for a background check. There is a $10 non-refundable fee that must be paid in advance to cover the cost of a South Carolina background check.

Workday Projects: Keep the center a comfortable , welcoming environment for children and families. Dee Norton holds weekend workdays approximately once a month to provide needed repairs and renovations need to keep. Workday projects are custom designed for each group.

Special Events: Help child victims in our community by participating in the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center’s fundraising events. Dee Norton hosts several fundraising and awareness events and participates in other child focused events throughout the community. Volunteers are needed to participate in these events as representatives of the Center alongside our staff.

Other Volunteer Opportunities: Assist the Dee Norton staff with clerical duties or other tasks. We are happy to develop a specific volunteer opportunity designed for your interests.

Here at the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center, our volunteers are an integral part of what we do. If you are interested in volunteering as a Child Advocate, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kayla Ancrum.  For Workday Projects, Special Events, or other volunteer opportunities, contact us at info@deenortoncenter.org.  Thank you for donating your time and talents to Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center!