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.

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

*Must be 18 or older to volunteer in direct services with children at CCFI. Younger children can volunteer with adult supervision in special assignments. All volunteers must pass a background check and complete training.


Spring 2017 Volunteer Opportunities 

Spring applications DUE December 2, 2016

Boys & Girls Club of Norman   

Boys & Girls Club of Norman at CCFI is seeking volunteers to work various shifts, Monday -Friday, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Scheduled hours may vary, please see details below. A minimum commitment of 1 shift a week for 6 months is preferred.   

Front Desk Volunteer
Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. or 2:30-7:00 p.m.

This job will involve checking kids in and out, answering the phone and checking voicemail messages, monitoring the front door, being prepared to print attendance for various drills and situations, phoning parents on a case by case basis, being personable with kids parents and families, and just overall being in charge of the front desk space.

Power Hour Volunteers
Monday–Thursday 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Work one-on-one with Club members during Power Hour to provide homework assistance to ensure they receive the attention needed to excel academically.

Program Volunteers
Monday-Friday 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Serve as a positive role model by providing homework help, playing games, completing crafts, and building positive relationships with Club members. 


Administrative and Baby Pantry Support

Volunteer support helps CCFI keep its administrative costs low so that more resources can be focused on direct services. 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. Administrative and Baby Pantry 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 2 hours/week for 1 semester is preferred.      

Volunteer duties include:

  • Data entry
  • Make copies
  • File documents
  • Assist with special projects
  • Pack, sort and organize diapers
  • Distribute diapers and wipes to walk-in pantry guests

Summer 2017 Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Summer applications DUE February 15, 2017

Boys & Girls Club of Norman   

Boys and Girls Club of Norman is seeking motivated, caring individuals to serve as volunteers or interns for our summer program held in June 2017. Summer sessions are held Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A minimum commitment of one full day per week is required for volunteers. A minimum commitment of two full days per week is required for interns.

Volunteer and Intern duties include:

  • Tutoring to help prevent summer reading loss
  • Attending educational field trips
  • Participating in recreational activities
  • Serving as a positive adult role model
  • Additional responsibility will be given to interns

Administrative and Baby Pantry Support

Volunteer support helps CCFI keep its administrative costs low so that more resources can be focused on direct services. 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. Administrative and Baby Pantry Support volunteer opportunities are available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., in both morning and afternoon shifts. A minimum commitment of 2 hours/week for the summer is preferred for volunteers. A minimum of 10 hours a week for the summer is required for interns.

Volunteer and Intern duties include:

  • Data entry
  • Make copies
  • File documents
  • Assist with special projects
  • Pack, sort and organize diapers
  • Distribute diapers and wipes to walk-in pantry guests 
  • Additional responsibility will be given to interns

 

One-Time and Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities 

Throughout the year, CCFI is involved with an array of special events, benefits and miscellaneous projects, most of which require extra staffing. These types of opportunities are ideal for individuals or groups who'd like to volunteer but are unable to commit to long-term service. 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 "CCFI Agency 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 Benalioulhaj at 405-364-1420 or pbenalioulhaj@ccfinorman.org.

Attend a Tour

CCFI Agency 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

Please check back for a list of 2017 Agency Tour dates. 

 

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.

CCFI Agency Tours are located at 210 S. Cockrel Ave. in Norman, OK.

To schedule a tour, please contact Powell Benalioulhaj at 405-364-1420 or pbenalioulhaj@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.