Exchange Coach: Safe Child Custody Exchange Program Imagine impacting the life of a child!
Seeking: compassionate, dedicated volunteers who recognize how one kindness can have a positive effect on a child; volunteers who are willing and unafraid to devote time to the protection of children; volunteers who have a calling for community service and have open and loving hearts.
Volunteer Assignment: act as a Volunteer Exchange Coach providing for the safe exchange of community children between their custodial and non-custodial parents.
Volunteer Exchange Coaches help implement the Safe Child Custody Exchange Program during which children are protected from possible bitter parental interactions during the exchange of parental responsibilities between noncustodial and custodial parents.
Volunteers will receive 24 hours of volunteer training during which they will learn program guidelines, safety protocol, the dynamics and effects of domestic and other family violence, issues of child safety, healthy communication techniques, resource referral and other important topics in order to support the children and families they are being entrusted to serve.
When and where: most exchanges take place in the evening and on weekends at either police station. Volunteer coach hours will be in 1-2 hour time blocks during which 6-8 families will have signed up for the exchange of custodial duties; there will be 2-3 volunteer coaches present in any given time block.
West Valley Police Station: 19020 Vanowen Street, Reseda, CA
Mission Hills Police Station: 11121 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA
Compensation: pats on the back for a job well done, knowledge that you’ve helped your community.
Information source: http://www.lapdonline.org/assets/pdf/Child%20Advocate%20Volunteers%20Wanted.pdf