Get involved

Join the auxiliary!

Our Gainesville Auxiliary is a group of dynamic women and men passionate about our mission, vision and values. The group focuses on fundraising and community education for Children's Home Society of Florida, our kids and our services. The group coordinates and manages events like the Family Visitation Center Holiday Party and Puttin’ on the Ritz. They also advocate to spread awareness about the need to protect kids. For more info, email helpfloridachildren@chsfl.org or call (352) 334-0955.


Join our Board

Our local board fundraises and advocates for kids and families in our community. Contact Jennifer Anchors at (352) 334-0955 if you're interested in joining.


We have lots of opportunities! From helping in our thrift shop to organizing donation closets, helping with events or helping with programs, we have something for you! Complete a volunteer application now (if you aren't part of our online community yet, you'll need to join before you can complete this secure application. It's quick and easy!).

Request a speaker

Our Speakers' Bureau educates the community about preventing child abuse. This free program is available to the business community, churches, clubs, homeowners' associations, schools and other organizations. Qualified, professional staff members speak on a variety of subjects, including:

  • County facts and affairs
  • Family counseling and mentoring
  • How to make a difference in the community
  • Current issues and statistics

We can help you choose the right topic, or you can request a speaker to tailor a presentation to your audience’s specific needs.  We look forward to sharing our heartwarming stories and fascinating history with your group.

Please note - We need to know specifics relating to audio-visual equipment, as well as the size of the audience.

To schedule a speaker, email helpfloridachildren@chsfl.org or call 866.427.5451.

Opportunities for students


Opportunities available with:

  • Family Visitation Center
  • Family Treasures Thrift Shop
  • Development
  • Community Counseling
  • Healthy Families*
  • * Master-level internships also available for this program.

Though our internships aren't paid, you’ll work closely with seasoned professionals dedicated to serving children and families. As you apply your knowledge in the workplace, you’ll see firsthand how your contributions and expertise can change lives.


You must be enrolled as a college or university student to receive college credit.


To apply, complete the volunteer application (you must create an account with our online community), and contact our Program Director, Christy Gibbons. She can be reached by phone at (352) 334-0304 or by email at helpfloridachildren@chsfl.org.

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