Volunteer

Use Your Voice for Kids

SCAN needs people like you to be a voice for children locally and across the globe.

We are stronger when we work as one!  Together, we can ensure every child in the U.S. has access to high-quality early learning programs and end preventable deaths of mothers and children around the world – creating a better future for us all.

Become a Volunteer Leader With Save the Children Action Network

 Learn more below about how SCAN supports this position and apply if you are interested in becoming a volunteer leader.

Working Hand in Hand

We will support your work advocating for children every step of the way.

Below are just a few ways we support our volunteer leaders: 

  • You will receive consistent contact, help and guidance from the SCAN mobilization staff member in your state.  Our staff are here to work with you regularly as you become the best advocate for kids that you can be! 
      
  • Volunteer leaders will get up-to-date toolkits, policy briefings, action alerts and trainings throughout the year. 
      
  • Advocates will participate in monthly training/educational conference calls from SCAN staff in DC. On these calls you will hear from leading experts in policy and politics, learn from other volunteer leaders around the country and find more ways to advocate for kids here and abroad. 

Apply

Please complete the volunteer leader application below.

If you have questions regarding the application please reach out to your SCAN state manager.

Volunteer Leader Application

  • Which volunteer leader position are you applying for?
  • Why are you interested in becoming a SCAN Volunteer Leader?
  • What skills and experiences do you bring to the position?
  • What skills and experiences do you hope to gain by participating in the SCAN Volunteer Leader program?
  • Please describe any contacts or relationships in the state or community that will help you in the position?
  • Please describe past volunteer experience and note if/how you have served in a leadership capacity for a volunteer organization?
  • The time commitment for Action Team Lead positions is 5 to 10 hours a month. The time commitment for the Community Action Team Leader is 8 to 12 hours a month. Are you able to commit this much time to this position?
  • If selected for a volunteer leader position, SCAN will ask for you to complete a background check that Save the Children will conduct. Since we work with and on behalf of kids, all staff and lead volunteers are required to pass background checks. Do you agree to SCAN conducting a background check on your behalf?