1901 Jefferson Avenue
The Amara Emergency Sanctuary serves up to 5 children at a time, for up to 72 hours per child, in a homelike environment. These children, ages 0-12, have just been removed from their homes for their own safety by Child Protective Services -- entering care at a critical time and in a vulnerable state.
With the support of paid staff, direct care volunteers are primarily focused on providing supportive, compassionate care through play, meal preparation, field trips, and assistance with daily living requirements. They assist in ensuring that the children at the Sanctuary are cared for and engaged in appropriate recreational activities.
Duties may include direct care of children, preparing meals, housecleaning, and otherwise helping to keep the Sanctuary Program running smoothly.
Located in Tacoma the Emergency Sanctuary Pierce County operates 24 hours a day.
Volunteers are asked to volunteer for a minimum of one shift per month (generally lasting 6 hours) for at least 12 months.
- Training Provided