Ways to Help

Volunteering at McKinley

We believe in the power of community – a power that comes from not only our full-time employees, but also from those who volunteer at McKinley. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community while also indulging in one of life’s greatest pleasures – helping those in need.

The volunteer program at McKinley is designed to enhance the programs and services of the center, while at the same time carrying through our mission of helping our children gain access to the skills, knowledge and self-esteem essential to personal maturity and successful family functioning.

To support this mission, we have 4 main goals:

  • To educate the community about the McKinley Children’s Center and establish broader community involvement
  • To provide support to our staff
  • To provide more services to our children
  • To stretch McKinley’s limited resources

Our volunteer positions are tailored both to the interest and skills of the individual, as well as to the specific needs of the children.

We offer a wide range of services, including:

  • Campus Based Residential Treatment
  • Foster Care Program
  • Special Education
  • Family Counseling and Reunification

Volunteering Opportunities

Handy Helpers: Our Handy Helpers assist our staff in the offices. These duties may include typing, filing answering phones, copying, writing, word processing, and other computer-related needs.

Many Hands (Light Work Groups): Our Many Hands volunteers are often local businesses and/or community organizations that perform service projects to benefit the Center. We always need volunteers who are motivated and self-directed to help in our maintenance department – particularly, in the areas of carpentry, painting, bike repair, and gardening.

Tutors: Our tutors work with children to help them complete and improve upon their studies.

Special Events: Special events are fun and exciting ways to get involved with McKinley Children's Center. Special events include: McKinley Invitational Golf Tournament, Champions of the Heart Gala, and others.


Learn More

To learn more about volunteering at McKinley, please email gutierrezg@mckinleycc.org.