How to Help
Become a Child Advocate.
The children who come through our doors have often experienced or witnessed a trauma related to sexual or severe physical abuse. The job of the Child Advocate is to welcome children to Abbott House, help them feel comfortable before and after their interview or medical exam, and interact with them through safe, fun play with games and toys. Child Advocates are required to complete the three-hour Abbott House training and orientation program and must submit to a criminal background check. To volunteer, contact Victim Support Coordinator Leah Abel.
Serve on one of Abbott House’s Committees.
Abbott House committees help to plan various events, oversee elements of Abbott House’s strategic plan such as fundraising, and help shape the course of specific aspects of programming, such as educational outreach. Committee members are not required to be members of the board. Unfortunately, all committee positions are filled at this time.
Join Abbott House’s Board of Directors.
Members of the board of directors volunteer for terms of three years, and along with the executive director, oversee the general scope and vision of the organization.