Every year volunteers donate hundreds of hours providing companionship and support to children at Cedarcrest Center. Many others, individually and in groups, perform countless works of service that enhance quality of life for the children.
Thank you for exploring volunteer possibilities here.
Who can volunteer?
Our volunteers include families, scouts, schools groups, high school and college students, and adults of all ages. With diverse talents, skills and interests to benefit the children and the Center, what all our volunteers share in common is an enthusiasm for our mission and strong commitment to helping others.
Some volunteers work directly with the children we care for; others help with gardening or administrative projects. Whether you have an hour or two each week to share, or prefer to be involved in a special project only occasionally, we would love to know of your interest in volunteering.
What do volunteers do?
Many volunteers find fulfillment in the kinds of activities noted below, but volunteer opportunities are almost limitless. Our goal is structure your volunteer experience so that it is a joy for you and a real benefit to the children in our care or to the staff here at the Center.
- Playing, reading or walking with children during evening or weekend recreation
- Holding, rocking or comforting children during quiet times
- Sharing your culinary, artistic, musical or theatrical talents as a performer or instructor
- Assisting with recreation activities and programs
- Helping with special events
- Gardening and grounds work
- Assisting with administrative tasks such as the reception desk
- Sewing or altering clothing
How do you get involved?
- Send us an e-mail to let us know of your interest, the kind of volunteer work that appeals to you, and how we may get in touch with you
- Our volunteer coordinator will contact you about current opportunities and to learn more about your specific interests. The coordinator will have you complete a Volunteer Application. (Volunteers under age 18 will need parental authorization. Volunteers 14 to 16 must present the NH Youth employment Certficate from the school they attend. Children under 14 may accompany their parent or guardian who volunteers.)
- Then you’ll need to wait while we conduct a criminal background check (if your volunteer will involve direct contact with children).
- For the safety and well-being of the children here, during the flu season you must provide verification of current vaccination for flu if you will be working with the children or inside the building).
- Finally you will need to attend a brief orientation (most likely on your first volunteer day), where we will provide more information about the children in our care, the Center, and the specific activities you will be involved in.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of your interest in volunteering at Cedarcrest Center. Thank you.