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Get involved at the National Children’s Advocacy Center!

Contact Paige Beitel to volunteer or for questions.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

We do ask that all volunteers complete the following steps:


Please download and fill out a Volunteer Packet, which helps us know what types of activities you are interested in and what times work best for you. This helps us to match you to the jobs which are best suited for you. Since a background check is provided (free to you),  it takes about 10 days to 2 weeks for clearance after being sent to the State of Alabama. As soon as we receive that clearance, we can utilize you as a volunteer.


Return your packet in person or via mail to:

National Children's Advocacy Center
ATTN: Paige Beitel
210 Pratt Ave. NE
Huntsville, AL 35801


Before contacting us, please review the following to see if we might be a match for your availability and interests:

  • Volunteer opportunities are only available in Madison County, Alabama.
  • Almost all assignments are during weekday business hours (8:30 to 5:00, Monday-Friday). We only have evening or weekend events a few times a year.
  • Most of our assignments are clerical, child care or assistance with special events. In addition, we train interested volunteers to teach our prevention classes (SCAN) to 3rd, 5th and 7th graders. PLEASE NOTE: We do not have any volunteer opportunities to mentor, to tutor or to work directly with the children in therapy.
  • The majority of our new assignments are an "on call" basis rather than a regular schedule.

Looking for an internship?

We have limited unpaid intern opportunities. Positions for undergraduate and graduate students in our Intervention and Prevention programs are usually filled at least one or two semesters ahead of time, so please plan ahead. Opportunities for the summer and in administrative functions, such as fundraising, are more flexible. Clinical Interns in Intervention/Therapy are typically second year MSW students and require a two-semester commitment (Fall/Spring).

Bachelor’s level and family advocacy internships are full with earliest openings in summer 2021. Master’s level internships are also full with earliest openings in August 2022 for clinical/therapy.