Howard Phillips Center Volunteer Adult Service Areas

Programs needing volunteers:

Child Care for all facilities

  • Play and interact with children in safe and age-appropriate way while the child's family members are engaged in support group therapy.
  • Introduce self to the child and her/his caregiver upon their arrival.
  • Promote a peaceful and calm play experience by listening and offering equal attention to all children.
  • Clean and sanitize toys/straightens playroom at the end of shift.
  • Minimum commitment one year.

The Healing Tree offers crisis counseling, on-going individual and/or group therapy and other resources for male and female clients, from preschool age through adulthood. Recognized as one of Florida's premier providers of specialized counseling for survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse, The Healing Tree's counselors combine their expertise with genuine warmth and compassion to facilitate the healing process. We need weekly volunteers on Mondays, 4:15 - 7:15 pm.

HUG-Me offers hope to individuals and families who are coping with HIV. HIV-positive clients of all ages can stay healthy by receiving the highest standard of medical, psychosocial, and nutritional care. We need weekly volunteers on Thursdays, 5:30 - 7 pm.

Clerical and Staff Support

  • Assist staff with various duties and projects including data entry, donation inventory, filing, and other projects as needed.
  • May support one individual or a full department.
  • Needed anytime Monday - Friday between 8 am & 5 pm. Schedule is flexible

The Children's Advocacy Center is a child-friendly facility specially designed to make children feel safe and comfortable after a trauma has left them feeling anything but safe. It is a place where doctors, nurses, social workers, police, school officials and others assemble to discuss and make joint decisions regarding the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse cases. The Children's Advocacy Center includes the Child Protection Team and the Healing Tree/Sexual Trauma Recovery Center.

The Developmental Center for Infants & Children is a place where parents of developmentally delayed, disabled, and at-risk infants and toddlers can meet with a team of child development experts including psychologists, physicians, audiologists, and others to get answers to their many questions about their children's needs. The team also shows families what they can do to help their children overcome their developmental delays to the fullest possible extent. Family Care Coordinators help provide additional resources and assist the families to cope with the challenges of raising children who have very special needs.