Five Acres Volunteer tree - lending a hand

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are an important and integral part of our treatment program at Five Acres. Anyone can apply to become a volunteer. Here are just some of the volunteer opportunities.

Cottage Friends
Work directly with the child care staff in one of our residential cottages to develop recreational and educational activities. Commitment: 2 hours per week on weekends  or evenings. Special age requirement: 21 years or older

Special Friends
Develop a special one-on-one relationship with a boy or girl in our Residential Treatment or Group Home program through regular visits. Commitment: 2 hours per week, including weekends. Special age requirement: 21 years or older,  (must have a valid California Driver’s License)

Classroom Assistants
Work directly in the classroom assisting teachers in our on-campus Therapeutic School. Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm   Commitment: 4 hours per week - Special age requirement: 16 years or older

After School Literacy Program
Participate in our Therapeutic School’s reading program by reading to or with one child.
Hours: Mon & Tues (Sept - June) 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Commitment: 2 hours per week

After School Tutors
Assist a student develop a better understanding of in-class and homework assignments.
Hours: Weekends or evenings
Commitment: 1-2 hours per week

Childcare - Foster Care Program
Work directly with the staff to provide childcare to children in foster care while their foster and adoptive parents are in training.  Commitment: 2 hours per month on the frst Monday of each month, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Five Acres Children’s Guild
Raise public awareness of Five Acres and  provide birthday parties, monthly activities  and events throughout the year. Commitment: 4 hours per month. Annual dues required: $100  ($50 for additional family members) Read More

Auxiliary of Five Acres
Impact the families of Five Acres through various volunteer projects and fundraising efforts.  Commitment: 10 hours per year.  Requested donation: $150 Read More

Special Event Volunteer
Help during special events, such as the annual gala, golf tournament or holiday open house.Special age requirement: 16 years or older

General Volunteer Opportunities
Help office staff with clerical tasks, inventory, maintaining holiday donations, and other  special projects.
Commitment: Varies

Volunteer Requirements
All prospective volunteers working directly with children must be at least 18 years or older and submit a completed application packet. Selected candidates will be interviewed and must clear through Livescan fingerprinting and provide a current TB test before commencing service. These requirements help the agency ensure a safe  environment for all Five Acres staff, children, families and volunteers. Use our Volunteer Interest form below or contact Susan Lowe.


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