Are you looking for a way to make a difference in our community?
Each year, CITC impacts more than 12,000 Alaskans—helping people find jobs, get an education and develop strong, healthy families. Caring community members like you make our services possible. Learn more about the exciting volunteer opportunities below by contacting Denise Osborne at (907) 793-3209.
Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.)
Each year, CITC receives several massive shipments of clothing and household essentials for distribution to more than 8,000 low-income children throughout the state. Help is needed in sorting clothes and re-packaging items for statewide distribution.
NYO Games Alaska
Leadership, cultural diversity and respect. These are the values that build tomorrow’s leaders and make communities strong. Each year, more than 2,000 youth from more than 50 communities throughout the state strive for their own personal best at the NYO Games Alaska.
Hosting NYO is a team effort, made possible by hundreds of volunteers who donate their time and talent to prepare for and carry out the Games. Volunteer opportunities include selling NYO merchandise, serving as an NYO Ambassador, providing cultural performances, and many others. Join us—it’s an investment in our future!
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to make this dream a reality. You will be the one consistent adult in these children’s lives, vigilantly fighting for and protecting their fundamental right to be treated with the dignity and respect every child deserves.
CITC partners with the Alaska CASA office and the Office of Public Advocacy to recruit and train Guardian ad litems who mentor CASA volunteers and advocate for Alaska Native children in the State of Alaska Office of Children’s Services Child in Need of Aid cases.
As the sole voice for the child during court proceedings, CASA volunteers play a critical role in gathering information, explaining to the child what is happening, assisting with documentation, and keeping the court informed of the child’s well-being and best interests, among other roles.
CASA Volunteers must complete necessary background checks and complete 30 hours of training.