CARES could not protect and serve approximately 350 children a year without the help of volunteers! If you might like to volunteer some time to help, let us know your talents, interests, and availability by calling Volunteer Coordinator, Paula Martin, 541.274.6289.

Direct service volunteers help with confidential recordkeeping and other tasks within the office. Membership in Sky Lakes Medical Center’s Guild and completion of hospital volunteer training is required.

Special event volunteers help plan events throughout the year such as the annual Day of Hope, in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month and may serve on the Advisory Committee for Fundraising or Advocacy.

Father Charles Dreisbach, center, retired pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, maintained the patient filing system at CARES from 2007-2016. His many hours of service each week allowed staff to devote more time with clients and community partners. Fr. D., as he is affectionately known, was named Senior Volunteer of the Year at the United Way of the Klamath Basin’s 19th awards and recognition celebration in 2012. Congratulating him are present and former staff members. 

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