We are always in need of compassionate, loving individuals who are excited about making a difference in the life of a child. If you are interested in giving a little of your time and talents to a child in need, please consider being a part of the Childspring family.
Childspring is headquartered in the heart of Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. Consider volunteering your time and skills to our efforts as there are plenty of opportunities, large and small, for you to get involved. They include, but are not limited to Communications, doctor support, fundraising, office support,
Please review our opportunities below to see how you can be a part of this rewarding process.
Volunteer Opportunities at Childspring:
COMMUNICATIONS Special projects such as the Gifts of the Heart newsletter, public relations, and Speaker’s Bureau require prior experience. Volunteers work independently or in committees until responsibilities are met. Examples of volunteer activities include writing articles for the newsletter, making speeches and working as a church liaison, and website maintenance. This type of volunteer work requires availability during the evenings and on some weekends.
DOCTOR AND HOSPITAL SUPPORT Volunteers work independently in their own communities to develop working partnerships with medical professionals willing to donate time and expertise to Childspring’s charity cases. This position would involve direct appeals by telephone or in person, with information passed on to the Childspring staff for follow up communications.
FUNDRAISING Volunteers work in small groups and / or independently to manage a project from start to finish. The time commitment varies based on the individual project. Volunteers should be able to make and receive calls at work.. This is a great opportunity to work with a variety of people, clubs, churches, and organizations.
HOST FAMILIES Volunteers will attend an orientation session, which includes all the details and responsibilities of caring for a child while in the US for medical treatment (i.e. transporting the child to doctor’s appointments, attending to any medical needs they may have after surgery, etc). Prospective host families will then have a weekend “test run” of hosting a child, and would be asked to make a 4-6 week commitment to host a child in their home.
OFFICE SUPPORT Volunteer opportunities are available in our Atlanta, GA office Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Office volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of four hours a week or 16 hours a month. Emphasis is placed on selecting a consistent time to volunteer (i.e. every Tuesday afternoon). Training in all areas of the office’s day-to-day operations is provided. We do ask that volunteers be familiar with office equipment and software and to be comfortable making / answering phone calls.
If you are interested in becoming a Childspring Volunteer please send in a copy of your resume and cover letter to Ann Basserab at firstname.lastname@example.org. For an application, please click here.