AV Needs Volunteers for a Variety of Programs.
Eligibility for each program varies. All volunteers will be interviewed for the program to insure the proper match. References are required for all volunteers, and required quarterly trainings are held for each service program.
The programs include:
1.School-Based Support Groups for Children and Youth with Family or Loved Ones who are Incarcerated and for Children and Youth in Foster Care:
These are 1.5 hour, weekly groups at various schools in the LRSD, during the school year.
2. Kinship Caregiver Support Groups
These are monthly support group meetings for adult caregivers and three groups of children and youth.
3. Forensic Unit Parenting Classes:
These parenting groups are held one time per week for 45” at the Arkansas State Hospital.
4. Parenting from Jail Classes:
These parenting groups are held once per week with 45” preparation time and class time of one hour. Classes are held at the Pulaski County Jail.
5. Family Conferencing Services:
These are conferences held with individual families with an incarcerated parent who is preparing for re-entry into the community and reconnection with their families. Meetings are held with family members and the incarcerated parent within the correctional facilities and also follow release to insure a positive re-entry into the family and community.
for which volunteers are needed, but do not involve client contact include
Arkansas Voices has developed "promising" practices to insure quality and cost effectiveness in our services. We primarily rely on grant funding and donations. Many of our current programs are operating with very small grant funding or entirely as volunteer projects without paid staff.
We need the support of the Friends of Children Left Behind to sustain our multiple interventions.
If you prefer to use a credit card, we provide these services. To mail a contribution, please send to:
1818 N. Taylor St., #140
Little Rock, AR 72207