Our volunteers make a big difference.

Confident female librarian reads young schoolchildren a picture book during story time.
Every day, Family Services depends on a team of trained volunteers to assist our clients in various ways.

Our volunteers come from across our community — school children, college students, employees of local companies and universities, church groups and the United Way. Many find our “Done in a Day” projects to be perfect for groups. Opportunities include:

  • Reading to Head Start children
  • Supporting Early Head Start teachers
  • Attending to our Healing Gardens landscaping
  • Maintenance and updates to the Women’s Shelter and other Family Services facilities
  • Family Services event volunteer

We also hold volunteer training sessions throughout the year during which volunteers learn to relate effectively to others in need.

Training Topics

  • Listening skills
  • Crisis intervention
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Diversity in the population
  • Criminal justice
  • Community resources
  • Trauma response

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Complete our online Volunteer Interest Form, let us know your interests, and we will follow up with you.

Head Start and Early Head Start Volunteer and Intern Requirements

  1. A Child Care Criminal Background Check
  2. A current tuberculosis (TB) test.
  3. Schedule a Volunteer and Intern Orientation by emailing aporter@familyservicesforsyth.org.


Volunteer Opportunities

For more information about volunteer opportunities, call Family Services at (336) 722-8173. For information about our next Safe Relationships training sessions, email Abigayle Porter at aporter@familyservicesforsyth.org.

(336) 722-8173