You Can Help Us:
- Create a safe place to learn, grow, and have fun
- Foster ongoing relationships with youth and families
- Support the fundraising and administrative efforts
- Promote activities that help improve educational performance, build character, and encourage positive development
- Encourage and support community service activities with the children and their families.
How Does it Work?
There are several types of volunteers who donate their time and expertise to help CBH make a difference in children’s lives.
Individuals willing to donate their time to work directly with the children and families in the program. Program volunteers may also be asked to assist Family Engagement Coordinators.
work directly with individual or groups of children at our camp facility in Lewes. The program director will help match volunteer interest areas with areas of need at camp such as nature education, arts/crafts, music, literacy, and sports. They will be scheduled with camp counselors to help support and/or direct activities.
Individuals who are interested in supporting the fundraising events and activities at CBH. These volunteers will be trained and supported by the events committee and/or the CBH staff. Responsibilities include such things as assisting with mailings, decorating, clean up, bartending, hosting, and other duties.
Individuals who support our staff here in Lewes. Typically, these volunteers will do filing, assemble mailings, perform computer tasks, cover the phone lines, etc.
Individuals who enjoy working on projects, such as: painting, gardening, carpentry, and many other fix-it projects. Individuals in this category are also needed to help with laundry.
Who Can Volunteer?
Anyone who would like to dedicate his/her time to engaging Delaware’s youth.
All volunteers will participate in an agency orientation training including the mission statement and history of the Children’s Beach House, organizational rules, expectations of volunteers, policies/procedures on documentation and confidentiality. Program volunteers are also required to participate in additional training regarding children and families.
In order to ensure the safety of the children, and in compliance with state laws, all volunteers who work directly with children must also complete a criminal background check (State Police & FBI), complete a physical history questionnaire (including the completion of a TB test). This information is updated yearly, while the individual continues to volunteer at CBH.