Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee needs the time and talent of volunteers to help us create happy, healthy childhoods for children across Tennessee. Whatever your interests and capabilities are, we can find a volunteer opportunity that is right for you! Click on any of the volunteer opportunities below to learn more, then fill out our Volunteer Application, and we will contact you with more information.
How You Can Get Involved
Host a Diaper Drive
One in three families struggle to provide their babies with a basic essential need – diapers.
Providing diapers is a way to ensure that babies grow up in environments with less tension, more nurturing, and lower risk of abuse or neglect. Hosting a Diaper Drive in your community – especially during Child Abuse Prevention Month – can be a rewarding way to make a real difference.
A few easy steps can ensure a successful drive:
1. Find a storage place to collect diapers (even a cardboard box works!). Remember diaper drives can include Pull-Ups & wipes!
2. Get your community involved! Encourage your friends, family, and even local businesses to donate diapers. Social media can be a great way to spread the word about what you are doing to help provide children with a safe, healthy childhood.
3. Remember, every diaper counts, and your diaper drive will raise much-needed awareness about the critical issue of diaper need and supporting families.
Collect Diaper Bag Donations
You fill a diaper bag (or many diaper bags) with donated items such as bibs, pacifiers, bottles, wipes, lotion, diaper cream, etc., and we will distribute them to the families in our programs who need them
Volunteer @ a Parent Party
Four times per year, we invite families in our in-home programs to get together, relax, and connect with one another at our "parent parties" in the counties we serve. There are games and activities for the children and an educational component for parents. Volunteers are needed for childcare during the party, as well as for general set up and organizational needs.
Host a Pinwheel Fundraiser
Sell paper pinwheels for a donation amount of your choice, and donors can print their name on the pinwheel to display at your school, business, or other location.
Engage in Child Abuse Prevention Month Opportunities
From planning events to planting pinwheel gardens, there are several ways to participate in Child Abuse Prevention Month. Volunteers can get their hands dirty putting pinwheels in the ground across the state, or can assist in planning our regional events throughout the month. Social media is another great way to get involved, helping us share our message of #greatchildhoods on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more!
Host a Stewards of Children Training
Gathering community members and friends together to learn how to best protect children is a tangible way you can help prevent abuse. This training teaching how to recognize the signs of, and react responsibly to, child sexual abuse.
Be a Guest Blogger
Are you a blogger with a passion for helping children and families? We would love to hear from you!
Serve on a Board Committee
Our board committees serve in several different areas to help us achieve our strategic goals. We are always looking for individuals who can bring professional expertise, strategic thinking, and diverse perspectives to the table. The committees focus on four categories: