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Volunteer

We offer numerous opportunities for you to get involved.  If you’re interested in volunteering with us, contact us here.

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Advocate

We are always looking for people to advocate for the Child Advocacy Center. If you want to learn more about this please contact us.

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Donate

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College Student Internships

The Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County offers internship opportunities in many program areas. Undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing careers in social work, psychology or related fields are provided supervision and training in their respective fields by staff at Lapeer CAC. Please note that all internships are unpaid.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE/ SOCIOLOGY INTERN

Criminal Justice/ Sociology interns will have the opportunity to network with law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, and child protective services as well as review case files, medical exams and interact with clients. They will also be given the chance to observe sentencing court, the forensic interview process at child advocacy center and the center’s role with the multi-disciplinary team.  View the complete description.  Now seeking applicants for the Winter 2020 semester, and accepting applications for the Summer 2020 semester. To apply for this internship, send your cover letter and resume to admin@caclapeer.org with “Criminal Justice/ Sociology Internship” as the subject. 

PSYCHOLOGY INTERN

Psychology interns work with the center’s Clinical Coordinator to further develop their skills as a counselor.  This includes observing and participating in therapy groups, conducting crisis counseling, observing parent and child therapy sessions, and spending time with the multi-disciplinary team members.  Interns will learn about clinical documentation, treatment planning, and diagnosing clients. View the complete description. Now seeking applicants for the Winter 2020 semester, and accepting applications for the Summer 2020 semester. To apply for this internship, send you cover letter and resume to angelina@caclapeer.org with “Psychology Internship” as the subject. 

SOCIAL WORK/ FAMILY STUDIES INTERN

Social work/ Family Studies interns will have the opportunity to advocate for children and families that come to our center for forensic interviews, as well as network with law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, and child protective services. They will also be given the chance to observe the intake process, fill the needs of clients at the center and possibly observe forensic interviews.  View the complete description.  Now seeking applicants for the Winter 2020 semester, and accepting applications for the Summer 2020 semester. To apply for this internship, send your cover letter and resume to emily@caclapeer.org with “Social Work/ Family Studies Internship” as the subject.

Corporate Leadership

The Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County offers internship opportunities in many program areas. Undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing careers in social work, psychology or related fields are provided supervision and training in their respective fields by staff at Lapeer CAC. Please note that all internships are unpaid.

CAC Leadership Club

At the Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County, we believe that advocacy plays a fundamental role in promoting healthy development for children within our community. We believe that through our efforts we will reduce trauma to child victims of abuse. It is through our intervention, treatment, and prevention services that we believe we can make an impact within our community. The Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County’s Leadership Club will serve as an extension of those services and efforts.

Our Focus

CAC Lapeer’s Leadership Club is a volunteer program geared toward enhancing civic engagement and leadership development through diverse educational and volunteer opportunities for students throughout the Lapeer County area. Students will be provided with the many volunteer opportunities and engage with classmates, and learn different ways to advocate for themselves and their peers as they will be provided with knowledge and resources surrounding a variety of social issues. Throughout the year, students will meet four times and be provided with many different opportunities to give back to the community while also learning about social issues! Students will be able to participate in the followings:  

  • Learn about bullying awareness.

  • Create bullying awareness display for window in Dowtown Lapeer.

  • Create therapeutic stress balls for CAC clients.

  • Create therapeutic sensory bottles for CAC clients.

  • Create therapeutic “worry stones” for CAC clients.

  • Spread holiday cheer by creating”Encouraging Candy Canes” with MDT.

  • Participate in community events such as Dowtown Lapeer’s Chrisitmas Parade, Lapeer Days, etc. CAC Lapeer fundraisers and many more opportunities!

Meeting Times

  • OCTOBER 29TH AT 5PM-6PM
  • DECEMBER 3RD AT 5PM-6PM
  • FEBRUARY 4TH AT 5PM-6PM
  • APRIL 1ST AT 5PM-6PM

CHEERS FOR CHILDREN

Our event has been postponed to Sept. 25, 2020. Thank you for your understanding and support, we are so grateful that our community does whatever it takes to keep our children safe.