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Volunteers are critical in our work taking care of the health and well-being of our Seacoast community. Families First has a variety of volunteer opportunities, ranging from providing medical care, to child care, to office support and more.

Some volunteer opportunities, including child care, are on hold due to the pandemic, but we would still like to hear from interested volunteers for the future.

Get Involved

Submit the Volunteer Interest Form and we will contact you about getting involved. Learn about our opportunities below. Requirements, commitments, training, and selection process vary depending upon the position.

 

Contact: Lisa Zhe at (603) 422-8208, ext. 3311

Volunteer Opportunities

For Individuals

Events

Help make Families First events a success by providing support such as set-up, serving, selling calendars, being an ambassador explaining programs, providing informational material, and more.
Commitment: One-time projects; days and hours vary.
Requirements: 16 years or older (On occasion, events may be appropriate for all ages. Youth under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.)

Fundraising

Assist Families First in raising the funds needed to keep providing health, dental, and family care regardless of the ability to pay. Hold a fundraiser or item drive at your work, school, book club, etc. Lend your support in planning an event. Make connections within the community, and more.
Commitment: Dependent upon needs and abilities.
Requirements: Dependent upon needs and abilities.

Mailings

Meet new people and enjoy tasty sweets as you lend your time in assisting with a mailing project. Stuff envelopes, label, and sort large mailings, readying them for the post office.
Commitment: One-time projects. About 5 large mailings completed each year.
Requirements: 16 years or older (On occasion, mailings may be appropriate for younger ages. Youth under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.)

Office Support

Work alongside staff to ensure day-to-day tasks run smoothly, allowing greater outreach and services to clients. Call patients to confirm appointments, scan documents, file, enter data, etc. Volunteers work within all departments; tasks may be different depending on volunteer skills and agency needs.
Commitment: Ongoing/regularly scheduled and one-time projects. Days and times depend upon the position.
Requirements: 16 years or older. (Health Center volunteers must be 18 years or older and cannot be current medical or dental patients.)

Professionals & Clinical

Committee Member

At this time there are no open seats on our committees, due to our recent merger with Goodwin Community Health. For future reference, the committees are Development, Finance, Governance, Human Resources, and Programs & Policy. If you are interested in any of these committees, please check back after July 1, 2018.
Commitment: Ongoing with monthly meetings depending on committee.
Requirements: 18 years or older

Clinical

We sometimes utilize volunteer providers, nurses and other health care professionals to supplement the work of our staff. The number we can accept is limited by space and insurance constraints, but if you are interested we would like to hear from you.
Commitment: 3-year term. Hours depend on position.
Requirements: 18 years or older, currently licensed in your area, background checks, and more. Contact us for more information.

Dentist

Practice dentistry with Families First. Depending on needs, you may see patients onsite at the Dental Center or in the community on the Mobile Dental Van.
Commitment: 3-year term. Hours depend on position.
Requirements: 18 years or older, currently licensed to practice, background checks, and more. Contact us for more information.

Family Center Program Speaker

Share your professional knowledge or specialty topic through a parenting class, parenting series, or parent recharge group. Sample topics include anger management, mental health, scrapbooking, etc.
Commitment: One-time presentation or recurring class/series. Classes usually occur in the evenings and parent recharge occurs Thursday mornings.
Requirements: 18 years or older

For Groups

Mailings

Whether you are a company looking for a corporate volunteer opportunity for your employees or a book club seeking to give back together, volunteering as a group to help us put together a large mailing is a great option. Families First has multiple large mailing projects to complete throughout the year. Tasks include stuffing envelopes, labeling, sorting, and readying them for the post office. Contact us for more info.
Commitment: One-time projects as needed during target dates. Requirements: 16 years or older (On occasion, mailings may be appropriate for younger ages. Youth under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.)

Fundraising

Gather your group together and assist Families First in raising the funds needed to keep providing health, dental, and family care regardless of the ability to pay. Hold a fundraiser or item drive at your work, school, book club, etc. Lend your support in planning an event. Make connections within the community, and more.
Commitment: Dependent upon needs and abilities.
Requirements: Dependent upon needs and abilities.