“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa
Volunteering strengthens communities by making it easy for good people and good causes to connect. La Familia offers an array of diverse and fulfilling volunteer opportunities for you to get involved in our youth and adult programs throughout the year. Volunteer with us to be part of our services, activities, workshops, classes, tutoring sessions and special events.
Start volunteering today by filling out and returning a volunteer application.
- For more volunteer information, contact David Banuelos.
La Familia offers a few volunteer practicum placements each year for graduate students in the mental health field—MFT/LCSW tracks.
- Please check with your college or contact the mental health department for more information.
Become a Partner
The programs and services offered through La Familia change the lives of families and individuals throughout the Sacramento community. Our clinical, professional and support staff work tirelessly to respond to the needs of the community and provide a true hub of support and service to those who need it most.
Partnering with La Familia is a chance to have a tangible and measurable impact on at-risk youth, families and adults. As a La Familia partner, your organization can help enhance services and create meaningful change.
- For more information on how you can partner, contact David Banuelos today.
“We see our success in the smiles of the families we serve and the ‘thank you’ we hear as we wave goodbye. Helping children work through their troubles and move forward with their lives is a great reward for the work we do.” – Lynn Keune, Clinical Director
“La Familia made a huge difference in my daughter’s life and my life. Their staff agreed to meet with us at our home and, through art therapy and other mental health services, helped us work through her behavioral issues to a point where we’re able to get back to our normal life. I don’t know what I would have done without La Familia.” – Children’s mental health client
“I dropped out of junior high because I felt the amount of homework that was given to me was too hard for me to understand. I didn’t have the proper help or motivation I needed to push me towards finishing school. I tried studying on my own at home, but I had a difficult time concentrating. After I turned 18, working on my GED was not my priority. I made excuses as to why I didn’t want to stay in school.
Not having my high school diploma or GED made my job search very tough.
I procrastinated and made excuses for years, because I felt there was no hope. Until one day I learned about the resources provided by La Familia.
I felt I had to do something about it, that’s when a friend referred me to La Familia. Here, I was able to study and work hard toward my GED. The instructor was very patient and helpful. I felt like I had my own support system toward achieving my goals. After 3 months I am pleased to say I now have my GED. I couldn’t have done it without the help of everyone at La Familia, especially my instructor Jose Rodriguez.
Now that I have my diploma I can focus on my other goals; my plan is to finish college and find a suitable job. I plan to become certified as a computer technician from Sacramento City College. Once I am certified, I plan to work in a field related to my major.” – Carlos Andrade, La Familia Training Center 2013 GED Graduate