Maintaining Family Bonds
Volunteer Opportunities With Kids First
Custodial parents are mothers, fathers, grandparents, foster parents, or other relatives who are trying their best in an odd situation. Noncustodial parents are moms and dads for whom life has taken an unexpected turn.
In amongst all of this turmoil and confusion are the kids. We tell parents that we take the name “Kids First” very seriously. The children who come into this program are our priority. Their emotional and physical safety is of utmost importance. Even through all of this struggle, anger, and fear, we see kids who run into the arms of their visiting parent, and spend four hours a month laughing, playing, talking, and eating with a parent who they love and miss.
THIS is where YOU come in! As a Kids First volunteer, you will monitor visits between the children and their noncustodial parent(s). You will get to see them build their bond. You will get to help the kids feel safe and secure. You will be a part of the amazing service we offer.
We offer visits on the first through fourth Thursday evenings each month and on the first and third Saturday mornings each month. Sign up for them all or just occasionally – it is up to you!
“This program has been one of the most rewarding volunteer tasks that I have ever been involved in. Kids First promotes a positive dynamic within families throughout the Permian Basin area with each visit. They provide broken households a way to rebuild and create a stronger family unit. Our volunteers connect with each family on a personal level before and after a visit; and help encourage the importance of a loving, nurturing, and positive relationship.” B.W. – volunteer for Kids First
If you are interested in becoming a Kids First volunteer, please contact Becca Arons at 432-570-1084 or firstname.lastname@example.org.