At Twin Cedars, we have many opportunities for you to get involved. From one-time volunteer opportunities to formal internships, it takes a community of volunteers to help us provide services that empower our youth and families to reach optimum potential.
Women interested in supporting AESH may join the Anne Elizabeth Shepherd Home Auxiliary. Please contact Carol Harvey at email@example.com for more information.
Our group opportunities are plentiful. We offer a range of options from helping with our recreational activities such as field days, cook-outs, and exercise classes, to teaching a class for our residents. We always need groups willing to help with grounds and building projects as well. If you have a group of volunteers who are interested, please contact Ramon Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-322-8984 ext. 1301.Program Info
Due to confidentiality, we are limited in our ability to accept individual volunteers. Some projects are small and some are long term. Most volunteering will be done at the Center. A background check is necessary before you begin with a cost of $20.
We welcome students to apply for internships. These positions last for a semester and they fill up quickly. Applying the quarter before you need to start would be beneficial. You must complete a background check before beginning. There is a cost of $20.
Abraham White, email@example.comProgram Info
Our program is always looking for dedicated volunteers.
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer who is appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interests of an abused, neglected, or abandoned child in juvenile court proceedings.
The CASA volunteer advocate gathers information about the child’s situation, attends court proceedings, and makes a recommendation to the judge so that he or she has information to make decisions about the child’s future. The CASA volunteer advocates for the safety, permanency, and well-being of the child.
In order to become a CASA volunteer, you must be at least 21 years of age, pass a criminal background check, possess good verbal and written communication skills, commit to serve on a case for at least 1 year, and demonstrate maturity, good judgment, and a willingness to be open-minded. Required training is 40 hours over a 2-3 week period.
In April, we hold our Superhero 5K Fundraiser. Volunteers are needed for this event. During the month of September, we host the Foster Care Back-to-School Picnic, and would love volunteers. Of course, December is a busy month with Christmas, and we would love for you to get involved with our activities.
Alaina Barnett, firstname.lastname@example.org
Internships are considered on a case-by-case basis and require the applicant to meet with CASA staff in person. Our program may accept up to 1 intern per semester. Interns must attend and participate in CASA training if one occurs during the internship timeframe. You may contact Rosalind Alston at email@example.com to discuss CASA internship opportunities.Program Info
There are many areas to choose from when you volunteer with Circle of Care. You can teach skills classes, help transport our clients, or simply read to our children. There are also opportunities to mentor young parents, both moms and dads. You may volunteer on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. You can teach your favorite family recipe or a hobby you enjoy. Our program is located in Troup, Meriwether, and Heard Counties. You may volunteer in one or all counties. All volunteers must be at least 21 years of age or older and will complete a criminal background check. Volunteers will also complete First Aid, CPR, and Darkness to Light training which is offered by our agency.
Dedtria Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-298-2148 ext. 1225Program Info
This internship is hours a week, and will assist our D2L Coordinator in recruiting adults in the community to train in the D2L model. Selected candidate may assist with production and mail-out of newsletters, promotional material, and other information.
Kim Adams email@example.com or 706-298-0050 ext. 1064Program Info
A PQI internship is available for a student enrolled in a Masters of Social Work program.
Responsibilities are related to Performance and Quality Improvement activities. Internship is available beginning in the fall and extending through April. Colleges previously worked with: Valdosta State University (MSW program) and Georgia State University (MSW program).
If interested, Field Internship representatives may contact Suzanne Saylors, LMSW, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-298-0050 ext. 1055.Program Info
Individual and Group Opportunities
While we have no regularly scheduled volunteer opportunities, we can create opportunities based on the interests and time that volunteers have to offer. Past volunteers have provided a wide variety of activities. We invite you to contact us with your ideas.
Bachelors-level internships (students must be 21 years old) provide training in direct care as well as administrative duties for interns in the human services fields. Flexible with regard to duration.
We love for community members to join us for events and meetings! We need assistance with everything from hanging posters to volunteering to help Team Twin Cedars with the annual Chili Cook-off!
We are always looking for high school students interested in working to reduce youth alcohol and drug use in Troup County! If you are interested in joining our Youth Advisory Board and learning more about prevention activities and having a good time, please contact us.
If you have a group of volunteers who would be interested, please contact Shannon Lawson at email@example.com or 706-298-2148 ext. 1221.Program Info
*Any volunteer or internship opportunity that will involve direct contact with our clients requires a criminal background check, and well as any required program specific training.
*Twin Cedars Youth & Family Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and equal service provider.*