Programs

We are constantly in need of volunteers for many of our programs. We will meet the volunteer where they feel most comfortable by accommodating their schedules and interests. See where your talents would be best served by exploring our volunteering opportunities below, or by contacting Melissa Warren at 770-387-1143 or by email.

PLEASE NOTE: Court Ordered or Mandated Community Service is not a current option at Advocates for Children.

Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter
Plan a meal for the shelter

  • Provide a meal to our kids at Flowering Branch by preparing a meal in our kitchen, dropping off a meal, or providing the funds for a meal.

Provide a Meal Sign Up – September 2016

Become a Mentor

  • Mentors serve as positive role models to our residents. We require our mentors to commit to serving 30 minutes per week.
  • To become a mentor:
    • Submit your Interest Form for MentorBartow to mentorforbartow@gmail.com
    • You will be contacted by MentorBartow for application and training details
    • Once you have completed the MentorBartow application and training, you will be contacted by someone from our staff.

Become a VolunTeen

  • VolunTeens are fun, positive teens who serve as friendly companions to our Flowering Branch residents. To become a VolunTeen, you must be 15-18 years of age and in the process of obtaining a high school diploma or equivalent. You will be required to complete 30 hours of volunteer service at Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter as training. If you are interested in becoming a VolunTeen, please contact Lucus Myrick, our Residential Manager at Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter, 770.387.1143 x112.

Become a Tutor

  • Lending an academic hand to our residents at Flowering Branch is a great way to get involved with our organization. To become a tutor, you will need to attend a meeting with our Education Coordinator, complete a background screening, and commit to one 2-hour tutor session each week. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please contact our Education Coordinator at Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter.

To learn more about group activities at Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter, please review our FBCS Group Guidelines.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

  • Provide much needed support to children in the court system by becoming a CASA. A CASA volunteer gathers information about the child’s situation by assessing the child’s background, interviewing family, friends, and acquaintances, and attending court proceedings with the child. The CASA then makes a recommendation to the judge to help the court make a sound decision about the fate of the child’s future.
  • Our CASA volunteers are the most intensely trained of all of our Advocates’ volunteers with over 30 hours of class time, experience in DFCS, Juvenile Court and more. To become a CASA, please contact Ava Lipscomb, our CASA Director at 770.386.1060 or email.

Rainbows

  • Trained volunteer facilitators help to guide children as they learn how to understand and deal with grief and loss that has occurred in their young lives. The program is a weekly peer support group with caring adults that act as guides.
  • Rainbows is currently offered in the following local schools:
    • Adairsville Elementary
    • Adairsville Middle
    • Allatoona Elementary
    • Cartersville Primary
    • Cartersville Elementary
    • Cartersville Middle
    • Cartersville High
    • Cass Middle
    • Cass High
    • Clear Creek Elementary
    • Cloverleaf Elementary
    • Euharlee Elementary
    • Hamilton Crossing Elementary
    • Kingston Elementary
    • Mission Road Elementary
    • Pine Log Elementary
    • South Central Middle
    • White Elementary
    • Woodland High
  • To become a Rainbows volunteer, or to inquire about starting a Rainbows group in your school, contact our Rainbows Facilitator, Gail Wilkins, at 678.986.1931 or by email.

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