Amara Emergency Sanctuary Volunteers


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1901 Jefferson Ave Ste. 104Tacoma, WA 98402


The Sanctuary provides a calm, nurturing environment for children during one of the most traumatic moments in their lives. These children, ages 0-12, have just been removed from their homes for their own safety by Child Protective Services. The Sanctuary serves up to five children at a time, for up to 72 hours per child, in a homelike environment.

Our Sanctuary volunteers are mature, enthusiastic, caring, and reliable. They interact and engage with children and help provide a stable, nurturing environment.

Together we:

  • Help children feel safe, well-nurtured, and prepared for their next step into a relative, foster, or foster-adoptive family placement.

  • Provide trauma informed supportive, compassionate care for children through play, meal preparation, field trips, and assistance with daily living activities.

We’d love for you to join us if:

  • You are over the age of 21

  • Have some experience with kids (does not have to be formal work)

  • Complete the comprehensive training and certification process.

Timeframe and commitment

The Emergency Sanctuary operates 24 hours a day.

  • Volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum of 1-2 shifts per month and each shift generally lasts about 6 hours.

  • We ask volunteers to make a commitment of 12 months due to the length of training involved in this opportunity.

  • We are looking for volunteers who are able to have a consistent regular schedule, but we also love flexible, reliable volunteers who are available to take on open shifts on an as-needed basis.

Become a volunteer and contact:

Jenn Lee

Volunteer Coordinator


Phone/Fax: 206.260.17110

or visit:


  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • People Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 six-hour shifts per month for one year.
  • Experience workting with kids helpful but not required

Report this opportunity

Report this opportunity

Engage your employees, consumers, or students! VolunteerMatch provides the tools that make community involvement easy.