Volunteer 

Volunteers are critical to the success of CCFI. You can be a part of the more than 800 volunteers who help to heal children, empower youth, and strengthen families. There are countless ways to get involved at CCFI. Our goal is to help individuals and organizations find opportunities that fit their needs, while also helping to make a difference in a child’s life.

*Must be 18 or older to volunteer in direct services with children at CCFI. Younger children can volunteer with adult supervision in special assignments.

 


Boys & Girls Club of Norman 

Our fall program begins August 22, 2016, and volunteers are needed Monday - Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Scheduled hours may vary. A minimum commitment of 1 day/week for 1 semester is preferred.   

Volunteer duties include:

  • Academic help to prevent summer reading loss
  • Help plan/chaperone field trips
  • Miscellaneous activities in and/or outside of the Club. 

 

Office Support

Volunteer support helps CCFI keep its administrative costs low so that more resources can be focused on direct services. Office support volunteer opportunities are available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., in both morning and afternoon shifts. Scheduled hours may vary. A minimum commitment of 4 hours/week for 1 semester is preferred.      

Volunteer duties include:

  • Data entry
  • Make copies
  • File documents
  • Assist with special projects

 

Baby Pantry

The Baby Pantry is a free service that provides an emergency supply of diapers and wipes to local families on a first-come, first-served basis. Baby Pantry volunteer opportunities are available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., in both morning and afternoon shifts. Scheduled hours may vary.

Volunteer duties include:

  • Pack, sort and organize diapers
  • Distribute diapers and wipes to walk-in pantry guests 

All volunteers must pass a background check and complete training.

For more information, please contact Powell Benalioulhaj at 405-364-1420 or pbenalioulhaj@ccfinorman.org.

 

Become an Ambassador

Inspire others to help children and families in our community! Ambassadors introduce CCFI to the community and give others a clear understanding of CCFI’s mission, the children and families we serve, and the important work we do in the community.

What are the responsibilities?

Ambassadors introduce 10 people to CCFI per year and recruit one guest to become an additional Ambassador. Choose an option that is convenient for you.

  • OPTION 1: With the support of a CCFI representative, you can educate and inspire guests about CCFI at your home, office, place of worship, etc.
  • OPTION 2: Invite 10 guests to attend an on-site "Children Front and Center Tour" at CCFI's facility.

What is my commitment?

Less than 5 hours per year.  CCFI never asks for financial support at home or agency tours.  The entire purpose of the tours and Ambassadors is to educate people about the needs of children in our community and ways they can get involved to make a difference.

Where do I sign up?

For more information, please contact Powell Fitzgerald at 405-364-1420 or pfitzgerald@ccfinorman.org.

Attend a Tour

Children Front & Center Tours

Get to know our mission at the Center for Children & Families (CCFI) – who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved! Guests hear from staff members and then take a guided walk through the agency. Each tour is just one hour. In addition to our scheduled tours, we can also arrange special tour times.

Scheduled Tour Dates

Friday, July 15

Friday, August 19

Tuesday, September 13

Tuesday, October 4

Tuesday, November 8

Friday, December 16

 

11:00 am

11:00 am

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

11:00 am

 

These events are information based and you will not be asked for donations. We hope you will join us to learn more about our role in your community and ways you can help improve the lives of children.

Children Front & Center Tours are located at CCFI, 210 S. Cockrel Ave. in Norman, OK.

To schedule a tour, please contact Powell Fitzgerald at 405-364-1420 or pfitzgerald@ccfinorman.org.

Special Events

Hands & Hearts Annual Fundraising Luncheon

On April 22, 2016, CCFI hosted its 12th Annual Hands & Hearts Fundraising Luncheon to support vital programs and services for children in our community. 


Read more about the event & watch special videos about CCFI.


Run for the Next Generation

On August 27, 2016, Hitachi Computer Products America will host the 7th Annual Run for the Next Generation, a 5K benefiting CCFI's mission to Heal Children, Strengthen Families and Empower Youth.

 
Read more about Run for the Next Generation here.