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VOLUNTEER: CHANGE A LIFE

Volunteers make a significant difference in the quality of life of an entire family.

When children assist family members who are chronically ill, injured, aging, or disabled, they need extra special support in their education as well as in their caregiving role. They also need a chance to experience childhood fun!

Volunteers help in a variety of ways. Some may drive a Caregiving Youth to an activity while others serve as mentors and tutors, others help with events or in the office. If you wish to volunteer with AACY, we will find a place for you.

“As a volunteer with AACY, I find it stimulating to be surrounded by people who love what they do and are committed to their mission. The young people AACY serves are amazing and deserve to receive all the support and care we can give while they support the ones they love.”

Dan – Office Support Volunteer

Helping AACY and Caregiving Youth Locally

  • Office Support: Join our team of fun, friendly volunteers in Boca Raton, FL. If you have a skill, we have a job for you. We need assistance in Administrative tasks, data entry, filing, letter writing, and daily team support.

  • Activities & Event Support: AACY encourages our students to enjoy outings, camps, parties, ceremonies, and field trips. Our much anticipated holiday party requires over 100 volunteers. Holidays can be more stressful for our families. We help make amazing holiday memories, you can too. AACY also needs volunteers to help with our fundraising galas and functions. This takes little commitment, but when we go through a function, it is often big, and we need an army of volunteers.

  • Transportation: Our AACY transportation team removes barriers to participation for our students, ensuring they can participate in activities and enjoy being kids just like all others. They also deliver turkeys to families over the holidays and support our staff. Providing rides is an easy opportunity to give back, making a world of difference for our youth.

  • Fundraising Team: Join our unique team of 15-20 dedicated volunteers who orchestrate successful fundraising events from start to finish. We’re looking for leaders, creative thinkers, and energetic, motivated individuals to apply.

Download Volunteer Application

The magical part of mentoring is the life-changing benefits for our mentors.

Mentors help reassure our youth that they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges. A mentor is a friend, a resource, an advisor, or coach. Mentors are present. When their mentee needs guidance or advice, they are there to offer assistance. Often, our mentors make lasting relationships that stretch far beyond the school years. These connections benefit not only the mentee but the entire family. Quality structured mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on our youth. Our mentors are trained and supported throughout the entire mentor process.

Mentors:
  • Are 21 and older.
  • Are paired with mentees of the same gender.
  • Spend at least four hours per month with their mentee.
  • Begin by making a one-year commitment to the role.
  • Are carefully screened. This includes criminal background checks, motor vehicle driving history, personal references, as well as in-depth personal interviews with the Volunteer Manager.
  • Attend small group events and activities that are held throughout the year for learning and enjoyment.
  • They are required for ongoing training and communication with the Volunteer Manager.

Download Mentor Application

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of young caregivers across the country? The American Association of Caregiving Youth is seeking volunteers from anywhere in the United States to help us support and advocate for the estimated 5.4 million youth caregivers caring for ill, disabled, or aging family members.

Outreach for AACY. Help AACY promote awareness of Caregiving Youth.

• Write a letter to your local and state leaders and representatives. Your letter could be the tipping point for action! Click here for a sample letter. [link to sample letter]

• Host a dinner /cocktail party with friends to educate. We’ll help you with brochures and sample letters for your friends to sign and send. We can even provide a guest speaker (via Zoom) to speak about the AACY for a small donation

THIS NEEDS WORK

Check us out on social media. 
It is especially helpful to comment on our posts on LinkedIn. When you comment on an AACY post – your comment will show up to others in your LinkedIn Network and potentially help us get additional volunteers, followers and donors. Even posting an emoji helps!

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