Thank you for your interest in joining Center for Children and Families, Inc. *Volunteers are critical to the success of our agency and truly make a difference in a child’s life. We offer a variety of opportunities, many available year-round, for individuals and groups who are looking to help further our mission to heal children, empower youth and strengthen families. All participants must be 18 or older to volunteer in direct services with clients; however youth under age 18 may volunteer with direct adult supervision in special circumstances.

*CCFI does not provide volunteer opportunities for court-ordered community service.

Our Promise to Protect Children 

CCFI provides a safe environment for children and youth to heal and grow. As a trauma-informed agency, we work to protect those we serve from abuse and maltreatment by having rigorous policies and procedures in place to address all aspects of child safety. We carefully screen all staff and volunteers, provide training on topics such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse awareness and prevention, and continually monitor adult-child relationships.

Volunteer Opportunities

Boys & Girls Club of Norman (Academic School Year)

Boys & Girls Club of Norman provides a safe and caring environment to Norman Public School students ages 6-18. The Club is open is open Monday - Friday, 3:00-7:00 p.m. and follows the Norman Public School academic calendar.

In order to provide a safe, stable environment for our Club members, we ask that volunteers make a minimum commitment of 1 shift per week for 6 months. Volunteer duties may vary from day to day and include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting in food distribution and clean up

  • General homework help

  • Working with assigned Club members to provide one-on-one homework help

  • Engaging in academic enrichment activities

  • Building positive relationships with members

Boys & Girls Club of Norman (Summer Program)

The Boys & Girls Club of Norman summer enrichment program is offered during the month of June and is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.mThroughout the program, members will go on educational field trips as well as enjoy scheduled activities on-site. A full-day commitment is preferred, but not required. Please see the summer volunteer opportunities listed below:

  • Program Volunteer [Grades K - 2]

  • Program Volunteer [Grades 3 - 5]

  • Program Volunteer [Grade 6 and up]

Front Office / Baby Pantry

  • Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. [Flexible schedule]

  • Duties include: Greeting and assisting clients, answering phones and packing, sorting and distributing diapers and wipes through the Baby Pantry.  

How to Apply

All prospective volunteers must submit an application packet, which include forms for a mandatory Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) background check and additional screenings. Volunteers are responsible for reimbursing the associated fee of $19.00, which can be paid by check, cash or credit card.

Completed application materials can be submitted by:

Mail/In Person: Attn: Carla Steffes, 210 S. Cockrel Ave., Norman, OK 73071
Email: CSteffes@ccfinorman.org
Fax: 405-364-1433

Download the Volunteer Handbook HERE.

Download the Volunteer Minimum Requirements HERE.

For more information or questions regarding individual volunteer opportunities, please contact Carla Steffes at 405-364-1420 or CSteffes@ccfinorman.org.