FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Christ Child Society of Atlanta?
Christ Child Society of Atlanta is a non-profit organization serving underprivileged children in the Atlanta area and is open to people of all faiths.
What are CCSA’s Outreach Programs?
CCSA focuses on the following areas: Layettes, Literacy, Elizabeth’s Garden, Grady Rockers and Cristo Rey Lunch Servers. We periodically have special projects.
How do I find an outreach program to volunteer?
Our website provides information on where we serve. Once you become a member, you will receive communications with details and links to signups.
How does the chapter communicate upcoming volunteer opportunities?
We utilize SignUpGenius and email for communicating volunteer opportunities. As a member you will receive a monthly email with a link to SignUpGenius detailing volunteer opportunities.
What are the qualifications to volunteer?
You must become a member of Christ Child Society of Atlanta to volunteer. Additionally, some Outreach Programs have prerequisites. These are easily addressed.
Are there prerequisites or background checks for volunteering?
Some of our partners require background checks and/or other prerequisites. For example, St. Peter Claver and Cristo Rey require VIRTUS training and a background check. Our Grady Rockers program requires a volunteer application and screening as well as NICU-specific training/orientation. There are also volunteer opportunities that do not require such screening.
How long is a typical volunteer time slot?
Generally, time slots are a 2-hour period. You should also factor in travel time to get to location.
Are there meetings I need to attend?
We are a very social chapter and offer gatherings/meetings almost every month. These are not mandatory, but encouraged. You may sign up for any that work with your schedule. All programs include a brief update from our leaders including business, upcoming events and outreach. Most also include a service project which benefit one of our outreach programs.
Our Annual Membership Luncheon held in November provides an update on our chapter’s growth and development of outreach programs, financial status, goals for the coming year, and an introduction of new members and board. it is a good opportunity to meet members and to hear and see firsthand what we do as a chapter.
How many volunteer hours do I need to serve each year?
We ask our members to volunteer 20 hours each year. We include social gatherings as part of your required hours.
What if I work during the day? Are there volunteer options at night or on the weekends?
Although most of our regular outreach volunteer opportunities are weekdays, we offer evening service projects several times during the year. We also have an annual fundraiser that is held on a weekend. Planning for this fundraiser is usually done at evening meetings. And, we are always looking for people with computer, accounting, fundraising and marketing skills. We are always open to new ideas and welcome input brought to us by new members and old.
Can you provide examples of regularly occurring volunteer time slots?
Elizabeth's Garden - Gardening at Elaine Clark Center is generally scheduled for 1x per month.
Literacy - Classroom, Library, & Staff support at St Peter Claver School - Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month we help in the library, classrooms, or assist with special projects for the staff.
Lunch Ladies of Cristo Rey - Every Wednesday and Thursday we help in the lunchroom.
Let's Read! Book Delivery - Volunteers are needed to deliver books to Mercy Care, in Chamblee, and the Mercy Care Clinic, at City of Refuge, in Atlanta. Each facility has a CCSA community book shelf.
Grady Rockers - Every week, our members hold, nurture and feed newborns in Grady Hospital’s Special Care Nursery. Grady requires its volunteers to complete a volunteer application and screening process before beginning work at the hospital.
Baby Boutique - Pregnancy Aid of Roswell: We donate layettes and books to the clinic. On the 1st Tuesday of each month we volunteer in the Baby Boutique and offer to help with any office work if the boutique isn't busy.
Who can I contact for more information?
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How can I become a member?
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