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Volunteer Opportunities

There are different ways that you can help. Please call us at (203) 624-2600 x118 or email us at for more information.


  • Data entry
  • Provide child care at the Family CT office while parents meet in an educational support group
  • Desktop publishing
  • Coordinate a special project
  • Write for our newsletter
  • Help with a special event-make calls, seek donations, theme planning and execution
Family Centered Services of CT

The Nurturing Families Network has a special need for volunteers:

  • Serve on an Advisory Council to offer program input and development
  • Actively publicize the program
  • Raise money through special events and fundraisers to purchase needed infant and toddler supplies
  • Assist in the children's group to provide interactive and learning experiences for infants and toddlers-Needed NOW! One night/week beginning in March 2009

“Adopt” a Child or Family

Donate new toys, clothing and household items for a specific child or family. Call us and we'll give you a description of the child or family and their needs. Items must be new and are especially appreciated around the holiday season.

Adopt our Agency

There are always things we need -

  • Diapers in all sizes
  • A children's magazine subscription
  • Art or music lessons
  • Grocery store gift certificates
  • Taxi gift card
  • Bus tokens
  • Hair cuts
  • Summer camp supplies-sleeping bags, stamps, flashlights, etc.
  • Disposable camera with developing
  • A plant
  • Your company's service
  • Your own special talent
  • Cash donations to support Family CT programs
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Seeking Young Professionals to join Events Committee - Making A Difference...One Party at a Time!


Purpose: To develop and encourage philanthropy and social activism. The Events Committee will help Family CT fulfill its mission and sustain program services to families through the development of fundraising events. Target audience: Young professionals (ages 20’s-late 30’s) with the means and social network who will commit to organizing and attending fundraising events to benefit Family CT. Benefits to committee members:
  • The opportunity to “give back” and make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged abused and neglected children and parents.
  • Attend fun social gatherings with old and new friends.
  • Network with professionals from an array of career fields.
  • Gain project management skills.
  • Enhance your resume.
  • Look attractive to potential employers.
  • Special recognition in Family CT publications, press releases and on our website.
Key responsibilities and expectations:
  • Attend event planning meetings.
  • Help organize an event (s) to raise funding for Family CT, such as a cocktail party at a house, themed holiday celebration at a bar/restaurant or other creative event. Events will be organized and executed by committee members with support from Family CT executive director and development officer. Examples of member responsibilities will include: generating ideas for an event; securing event location and other logistics; making phone calls, writing letters and emails; and mailing invitations.
  • Actively support the event- purchase tickets ($50 or higher) and approach family members, friends and colleagues to attend the event.

If you are interested in joining Family CT’s Event Committee, please contact Kristy Jelenik, development officer at 203.624.2600 ext. 332 or

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Employment Opportunities

Family Centered Services of CT, Inc. provides direct, home-based services to families in Greater New Haven to prevent child abuse, neglect and victimization across the life span and to serve those affected through home visiting, parenting education, counseling and advocacy. A Connecticut drivers license and car in good working order is required for all positions. There is a required level of auto insurance. Comfort in home visiting is required. Some positions require Saturday hours.

Family CT provides opportunities for ongoing professional development, excellent benefits and a creative and supportive workplace.

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Accounting Manager:   Responsible for all financial reporting and financial record keeping functions. Conduct all duties related to accounts payable and receivable. Generate monthly income and expenditure statements for each cost center. Prepare staff payroll. Troubleshoot IT problems.

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and at least five years experience with non-profit reporting requirements preferred. Good knowledge of standard accounting practices. Experience with computerized accounting systems including knowledge of Quick Books and Excel. Experience with multiple programs or divisions. Billing experience a definite plus. Technologically savvy, with an ability to point to examples of having worked with IT staff to develop and implement new processes and systems that increased efficiency


Development Officer, Part-Time (21 hours/week):   Create, establish and coordinate the implementation of an overall plan that addresses ccommunications, public relations, marketing, fundraising and resource/volunteer development; Develop resources to meet current organizational need and create a donor base for new efforts; Identify, target and solicit major donors and endowment giving; Identify, target and solicit foundations and corporations. Work in partnership with the Executive Director and Board of Directors.


Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent experience in fundraising, event planning and development. Strong oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with the community and ability to build relationships and to work in diverse settings with diverse populations. Understanding of the issues related to child abuse, neglect and victimization. Ability to work with others as part of a team.


Fathering Home Visitor/Group Facilitator: Plan, prepare and conduct home visitations, working directly with fathers and primary father figures. Provide age-appropriate home-based parenting education including information about child development, positive parenting, child safety, health, literacy and other aspects of positive parenting. Educate fathers and primary father figures on their rights and responsibilities including custody and visitation rights and co-parenting.

Assist fathers to identify, access and make effective use of community resources including services that will foster healthy relationships between parents, encourage shared parenting, and connect men with programs that assist with job training/readiness, employment, education,  health care access, and other identified needs. Conduct fathering parenting groups including recruitment, screening and implementation.


Bachelor’s Degree preferred, with two years experience with males, fathers and at-risk children and families preferred. Experience in group facilitation preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage men from diverse social, ethnic and economic backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to be creative, innovative and resourceful. Strong oral and written communication skills. Knowledge about culturally sensitive positive parenting skills and ability to “model”  parent - child interaction with fathers and their children.. Knowledge of age-appropriate child development and parenting skills.  Demonstrated problem-solving, written and verbal communication skills. Computer literacy required. Knowledge of community resources.


Parent Educator:          Plan, prepare and conduct home visitations to at-risk families to provide age-appropriate parenting education and coaching. Conduct ongoing assessment of family strengths, needs and resources. Utilize evidence-based materials from the Positive Parenting Program.


Bachelor’s Degree required, with two years experience with at-risk children and families preferred. Knowledge about culturally sensitive positive parenting skills. Knowledge of age-appropriate child and adolescent development. Ability to role play and model parent child interaction. Demonstrated problem-solving, written and verbal communication skills. Computer literacy required.


This position will require one week of out-of-state training. This position will require weekend hours.





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