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.

For Volunteer Opportunities with our Safe Relations Department, please vist GivePulse to view current openings and needs.

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 volunteer@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 Edward Ramsey at eramsey@familyservicesforsyth.org.

(336) 722-8173