What if you could make a difference?
The mission of El Paso Children's Foundation is to develop and support programs that promote the health, wellness, and quality of life for all El Pasoans. EPCH Foundation Volunteer Corps is a vital component to successfully achieving this mission.
The Volunteer Corps is comprised of a diverse group of people as young as 8 years old with varying skills and experience that share a common goal - to make a difference in their community.
Volunteer opportunities take place at El Paso Children's or at community events, activities and programs, or at the Foundation office.
El Paso Children's Foundation wants to give all interested volunteers the opportunity to participate. As a result, we offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities that require varying skill sets and availability.
To become a volunteer with the Volunteer Corps, you can register here. If you’d like more information regarding the program, please call the Volunteer Corps Program Manager at 915-521-7229, ext. 80528.
Once you have registered online, you will receive an email confirming your registration. You will also receive an email inviting you to the next Volunteer Corps Orientation for new volunteers.
EPCH Foundation Volunteer Corps Orientation
We ask that new volunteers attend orientation in order to learn more about the foundation's programs, volunteer expectations, and an overview of volunteer opportunities that will be available throughout the year.
CORE Skills Training
Volunteers ages 8 - 18 that have attended orientation will be invited to complete CORE Skills Training on Communication, Consensus Building, Conflict Resolution & Compassion. CORE Skills Training is designed to empower effective communication, teamwork and coping skills to meet adversity in every area of the participant's life. The trainings are typically on Saturdays from 8:30am - 4pm. Lunch and snacks are provided and the cost of the training is covered by the Volunteer Corps. In return, we ask that each volunteer complete a service learning project or volunteer 10 hours a year.
Volunteer Corps Leadership Opportunities
Volunteer Leaders have an increased level of responsibility within the Volunteer Corps. This is a great opportunity for volunteers that are looking to gain leadership experience and/or dedicate more of their time to community service. Volunteer Leaders will be asked to assist in preparation for events, take on more challenging volunteer positions and, as needed, supervise other volunteers.
Volunteer Corps School Ambassador Opportunities
The Volunteer Corps Foundation School Ambassador Program is designed to provide youth ages 8 to 18 leadership opportunities in volunteerism, community organizing and leadership development. Being a School Ambassador is a great opportunity for any student who is looking to experience personal growth, and broaden their skills and knowledge for employment and/or higher education. In order to be an Ambassador, students have to be appointed to the program by their school’s faculty or administration. Good ambassador candidates are reliable, self-motivated and have a desire to make a difference in their community. You can download the Volunteer Corps School Ambassador Membership/Nomination Form here.