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Every Dollar You Give Makes a Difference

Nothing is more important than the safety of our local children. Kids can't protect theme selves - they need our help! Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Kalamazoo CAN today.

Best of all, you'll know that your support will be used to prevent child abuse and neglect right here in Kalamazoo County. We are deeply grateful. Thank you!

Online Giving with PayPal: Quick and Easy!

Our online PayPal system is fast and easy to use. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express (both credit cards and debit cards). You'll automatically receive a receipt and thank you message by e-mail. All donations are encrypted and confidential for your security.

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of our non-profit organization. We depend on people like you to achieve our mission: preventing child abuse and neglect in Kalamazoo County. For a list of available volunteer roles, please click here now or scroll down on this page. We need you!

How to Apply for a Volunteer Position

To apply for a volunteer position, please complete the electronic form below. If you'd rather use our paper volunteer application, please click here now to download the paper version. Simply print out a copy and then either mail or fax your completed form to our office. (See fax number and address above.)

We can't guarantee that everyone who applies will find a volunteer position at Kalamazoo CAN, but usually we can accommodate your schedule and wishes. To learn more, please call our office at (269) 552-4430. Or send your e-mail to info@KalamazooCAN.com. Thank you!



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Volunteer Positions Available:  
Volunteer Role
Be a Life Saver Campaign Volunteers are needed to solicit donations at prearranged locations across Kalamazoo County. Volunteers give Lifesaver candy with donations tags attached to individuals who donate.
Office Help Answer telephones, filing, inventory, some typing.
Direct Mail  Label, sort, package and count materials in the bulk mailing. This is an on-call position, which takes 2-4 hours at a time. Particular moments of bulk mail needs are around March, July, and October.
Event Booth Staff Sit with our display at community events (most often on weekends). Answer questions when possible or take down information so staff can answer. A normal shift is 2-4 hours.
Newsletter Editing and Layout  Assist with preparation of a four page newsletter two times a year. Mailing targets are September and January. 
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Recruit, train and place volunteers within the CAN Council structure. Estimated 5-10 hours a week with one-year commitment minimum. Previous volunteer experience required.
Fund Raising Volunteers There are a variety of opportunities (such as soliciting donations in exchange for Lifesaver candies, taking pledges, or recruiting participants for the Tee up Fore Tots golf outing) with differing time commitments. Most of our fundraising is done April through September with planning during the other months. A large number of volunteers are needed in April for the Lifesaver Campaign.
Data Entry Help keep our computer files up to date. Knowledge of IBM-compatible computers and with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office software is helpful (e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point).
Writing Educational Materials We have periodic need for help with writing brochures on topics associated with abuse, neglect, and parenting. Information developed will be presented before the Education Committee.
Grant Reviewers In December of each year we review CAN Grants and in November the Children's Trust Fund pre-applications. Each document is 5-10 pages plus a budget. 
Committee members We have the following committees: Education, Finance, Membership Development, Public Relations, Fundraising and Special Events. Most meetings run 1-2 hours a month and are held between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
Librarian Assist with the organization of materials, preview materials for possible additions to the Library, update files, and follow up with clients. 
Board of Directors If you are interested in serving on our Board of Directors, openings may be available. To learn more, please call our office at (269) 552-4430.
Speakers Bureau Give 20 minute to 1 hour presentations to groups ranging from middle school students to business men, to Sunday School Classes. Training provided if you do not have background in this field.
"Baby Think It Over" Educator Present parenting awareness curriculum to local teen groups interested in using "Baby Think It Over" dolls.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at KCAN, please call our office at (269) 552-4430.
Or send your e-mail to us at info@KalamazooCAN.com. Thank you!