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ORGANIZATION: Safe & Sound (formerly San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center)

  • 178 people are interested

Time Commitment: 6 consecutive months, 2.5-3.5 hours / week, Mon-Thurs (daytime hours preferred)
Training Required: 2 evening nights, 8 hours total
Location: Safe & Sound, main office in Haight-Ashbury

The Children’s Playroom provides therapeutic childcare for children while their parents meet with counselors, attend workshops, or utilize other services offered by Safe & Sound Family Support Center. As a Playroom Caregiver, you’ll help parents with young children receive the supportive services they need and help children build valuable social and emotional skills.

  • Supervise playtime, read stories, lead crafts, and serve snack for children up to age 12 - primarily babies, toddlers, and preschoolers - while their parents are utilizing services at the Safe & Sound Family Support Center

Playroom volunteer shifts are available Monday & Thursday: 9:45am - 12:30pm (2.5 hours), 12pm - 2:30pm (2.5 hours), Tuesday: 1:45pm-5:15pm (3.5 hours), 5:45pm - 8pm (2.25 hours), Wednesday: 1:45pm - 5:15pm (3.5 hours).

Volunteers must attend an initial 8-hour training on 2 weekday evenings, provide COVID Vaccination proof or a weekly negative COVID Test result, pass a criminal background check, and pass a TB test.

Once trained, volunteers are expected to spend 2.5 - 3 hours per week volunteering for a minimum of 6 consecutive months.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to participate.

TO APPLY: email tommy.thach@safeandsound.org, call 415-668-0494, or visit www.safeandsound.org!

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About Safe & Sound (formerly San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center)


1757 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, US

Mission Statement

To prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact.


Safe & Sound (formerly San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center) has been working to prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact for over 40 years. We empower kids in classrooms across the city to protect themselves, help parents cope effectively with stress by engaging them in counseling and support services, and provide a best in class approach to children's advocacy through our strategic partnerships with city and county agencies.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Safe & Sound, visit http://safeandsound.org.


Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Children & Youth, Community, Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


1757 Waller StreetSan Francisco, CA 94117



  • Child Development
  • Family Therapy
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Youth Services


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months
  • Two 4-hour training session and one 90-minute volunteer meeting per month

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