Children’s Rights Advocacy Volunteer Opportunities

Want to help our community? Of course you do! Below are a few organizations that would love volunteers. You can make the lives of children in need happier! 

council-for-childrens-rightsCouncil for Children’s Rights (CFCR) believes in every child’s right to be safe, healthy and educated through individual advocacy, legal representation and addressing broad, community-wide issues through research and policy work. CFCR is one of the most comprehensive child advocacy and child legal services agencies of its kind in NC.

The Global Initiaglobal-initiaive-to-end-corporal-punishment-logo-1tive to End All Corporal Punishment of Children was launched in Geneva in 2001. It strives for action and progress towards ending all corporal punishment in all continents. The context for all its work is implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


The U.S. Alliance brings together individuals, groups, and organizations to create a unified voice calling for, and working toward, the end of all forms of physical and emotional punishment against children, especially in schools and homes. The Alliance, through education and legal means, seeks to end all social justifications and legal authorizations of corporal punishment. Achieving these goals will give children the same protection from this sort of physical violence as is already enjoyed by adults under state and federal law.


Pat’s Place is the only child advocacy center in Mecklenburg County serving children from birth to age 18. By providing a physical environment where a child’s well-being is the first priority, Pat’s Place reduces trauma and promotes healing from child sexual abuse. Since 2005, Pat’s Place has assisted over 4,000 children throughout Mecklenburg County. Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center coordinates the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of the most serious forms of child abuse.

A Child’s Placea-childs-place-logo, a local non-profit working to erase the impact of homelessness on Charlotte children and their education.  They support children, families, schools and the community by intervening at the point of crisis when a family loses their home. At the time of the emergency they help stabilize the child and family so they can begin to rebuild their lives. A Child’s Place works in partnership with the public schools to identify, enroll and work with children and families who are in the homelessness crisis.


Big Brothers Big Sisters‘ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Published by Cara Zara

Professional entertainer and educator Cara Zara has performed at festivals, events, libraries, charity functions, and summer camps throughout the Southeast and has interacted with over 250,000 children. She has been teaching her popular programs since 2011 and has taught at over 200 private and public schools throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. She loves inspiring children to learn and be physically active through fun movement and laughter.

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