Give of Yourself. Become a Volunteer.
ESCAPE relies on volunteers to propel our mission and our movement.
Volunteers support our organization in a variety of ways. They can be found supporting educators in classrooms, assisting staff in the office and lending a hand at fundraising events. Specially trained volunteers may speak at community fairs and professional conferences around the city, helping us inform the public about the dangers of child abuse and ESCAPE’s efforts to protect children from this epidemic. No matter how you volunteer, your efforts are invaluable. With your help, we can change the world, one family at a time.
Perform office duties such as typing, mass mailings, data entry, etc.
Help prepare materials used by clients in classes.
Volunteer educators facilitate parent and/or child courses or workshops on their own. A Bachelor's degree is required to teach either child or parent classes. Volunteer Educators must successfully complete and interview, a one-day orientation/training, and a 7-week internship with one program in order to become an ESCAPE certified educator.
Represent ESCAPE at local school fairs, community
resource events, etc., by distributing brochures about our agency and programs to the
public as well as directing people to the appropriate agency contacts should they desire
additional information. All interested persons must attend Preventing Child Abuse 101, our one-hour training course covering basic information about child abuse and ESCAPE's
Volunteers are needed to help edit curriculum in English and Spanish. Volunteers can also help translate to and from Spanish/English.
Volunteers are placed on an "active" list and receive email notifications of upcoming opportunities (special events, projects, fundraisers, etc.),
allowing for flexible availability.
Teri Harness, Volunteer Coordinator (713) 942-9500 ext. 220, email@example.com
Becoming an ESCAPE Volunteer: Four Steps
Complete the online volunteer application.
2. Attend an orientation session.
After submitting your completed application form, register to attend a one-hour orientation session to learn more about ESCAPE and the ways we help at-risk families prevent child abuse and neglect in their homes. During this orientation, you will be asked to complete forms authorizing a criminal background check and Family & Protective Services background check.
During the orientation, you will have an opportunity to discuss your interests, abilities and ESCAPE’s current volunteer needs.
Pending satisfactory results from background checks and based on the volunteer position(s) selected, you will be provided with information about the training requirements and the training schedule for the position(s). ESCAPE’s staff will work with you to complete the required training.