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Thinking of Volunteering

Volunteers are a vital part of Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and aid in the center being cost effective.  The team of volunteers actively assist the Center in all of its operations.

No matter what your age, your abilities or the amount of time you have to give; if you have a heart for helping children, the Center could use you.  A few hours a week or a month can make a life-long impact on the life of a child and his or her family. 

Parent Aides

Parent Aides work directly with the families and assist in meeting their emotional and practical needs.  The focus of the Parent Aide's job is to provide emotional support to the parent so that the parent may, in turn, nurture the child.  These volunteers are also available to provide transportation to medical appointments, legal appointments and various other places that they might need to go.  They provide support, reassurance, guidance and provide a positive role model.


Superfriends work directly with the children, assisting in meeting the child's needs and serving as a positive role model.  These volunteers often provide transportation or emergency assistance by taking food, clothing, formula, diapers, furniture, and other items that the child might need.  They provide support, reassurance, guidance and provide a positive role model.

Bridges Volunteer

A Bridges Volunteer assists with supervising visits between parents and children who have been separated due to abuse and/or neglect.  They also serve as a source of support, empathy, and encouragement for both parent and child, and often provide transportation for the child to and from the visit.

AmeriCorps National Program

What is AmeriCorps?

Nationally, AmeriCorps is a strong network of programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country's critical needs in education, public safety, human needs, homeland security, and the environment.

The "One Child at a Time" AmeriCorps members provide a variety of services to victims and families at risk for child abuse in 18 West Tennessee Locations. They provide education, advocacy, mentoring, and emergency assistance, which has been proven to reduce the instances of abuse and neglect in those areas.

For more information on answering the call of service and becoming an AmeriCorps member call Micah Watson at 731-668-4000

visit the AmeriCorps website at

Other Opportunities to Volunteer

The Center offers many other opportunities for volunteers to serve in a variety of capacities, according to their talents, abilities, and time schedule.  Some volunteers provide office support, or assist with a variety of fund-raising activities throughout the year.

For more information on becoming a volunteer  contact the

County Director in your area.




Toll-free, 24-hour crisis hotline: 1-800-273-4747

General Information: 731-668-4000 - email
General Mailing Address: Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse - P. O. Box 447, Jackson, TN 38302

The Carl Perkins Center For The Prevention of Child Abuse is a United Way Agency