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Get Involved

The Child Advocacy Center has diverse, flexible, and meaningful opportunities for those interested in volunteering their time and unique talents toward meeting the needs of children traumatized by abuse.

Internships

The Child Advocacy Center hosts multiple interns each semester.  Positions that are open to having an intern include:

  • Victim Advocacy / Case Management
  • Development / Special Events
  • Forensic Interviewing and MDT Coordination
  • Graduate-level Clinical Therapy

Internships are offered as available. Qualifications and requirements vary by department. If you are interested in interning with us, please submit a resume and cover letter via email at [email protected] or contact (352) 376-9161 for more information.

Volunteer

The Child Advocacy Center has diverse, flexible, and meaningful opportunities for those interested in volunteering their time and talents toward meeting the needs of children traumatized by abuse. All volunteers receive comprehensive training.

All volunteers at the Center are screened by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement through background checks and fingerprint verification. Once approved, volunteers are given a variety of responsibilities to ensure to day-to-day operations of the Center are performed smoothly. Skills and interests of volunteers will be considered for all assignments.

This list may be updated as necessary and is not all inclusive.

  • Play Patrol: Play is a big part of what we do and volunteers are needed to hang out and play with children as they wait for therapy or appointments. Qualified applicants must be at least 18 years old and able to commit to volunteering for 2-4 hours continuously each week.
  • Assisting Staff: Assist office staff with their duties including, but not limited to, making phone calls, sending faxes, making copies, restocking brochures, putting together information folders, etc.
  • Data Entry: Includes, but not limited to, updating mailing lists, media lists, donor lists, etc.

Ready to volunteer? Please click here to download the volunteer PDF forms, print and fill out, and call the Child Advocacy Center at (352) 376-9161 or email the Volunteer Coordinator for more instructions about where to bring the forms.

Donation Drive

We are always in need of individually wrapped snacks, juice boxes, school supplies, and Play-doh. If you’re interested in hosting a Donation Drive at your work, school or church please email us at [email protected] or call (352) 376-9161 for more information.

Special Events

The Child Advocacy Center benefits from several events throughout the year including Taste of Greater Gainesville, Gainesville Wing Bowl, and our signature fundraising event Gainesville Gone Austin. You and/or your organization can support these endeavors by purchasing tickets, becoming a sponsor or donating items to the silent auctions. For more information about events, click here or email our development team.

Together, we can break the cycle of child abuse.

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