Centers for Youth and Families

Centers for Youth and Families

Get Involved

Join us in helping to create success for a child! Centers for Youth and Families will help you, your family or your organization volunteer to help emotionally and behaviorally-disturbed children who are being served through our agency.

Volunteers to assist with our fund raising events and with other community events in which we participate.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • provide manpower during the events
  • serve on planning committees
  • assist with ticket sales or auction item recruitment
  • Back-to-School volunteers to solicit and collect school supplies for the children in our programs.
  • Holiday Helper volunteers to solicit and recruit donations and toys for our kids at Christmas.

For more information, contact The Centers Foundation at 501.666.9436 or email

See our specific Volunteer Organizations below.

Emerging Leaders

Since 2011, Emerging Leaders have worked together to support children & families who need it the most. Membership is designed to help Young Professionals improve their career, develop leadership abilities, build a network, and give back to the community. Emerging Leaders meet every other month allowing members to receive personal and professional guidance from proven and experienced leaders. They learn about Centers’ mission and programs working to raise awareness about Centers’ throughout the community - including volunteering in Centers’ programs and shelter, giving members the chance to work directly with the children and youth we serve each day.


Champions of Hope

Be a part of the only volunteer service organization in Central Arkansas for young men entering their junior and senior year of high school!

The Centers’ Champions are high school juniors and seniors who participate in a program designed to teach them about challenges facing Central Arkansas children, youth, and families. Through education and volunteerism, these young men learn about Centers for Youth & Families and the important role it plays in Arkansas. Champions will have multiple opportunities to participate in group or individual service projects, social gatherings, and team-building exercises. Champions who complete the required hours will earn a certificate of recognition and be recognized at Centers’ signature event, Evolve.

As a Champion of Hope you will:

  • Learn about Centers for Youth & Families and the important services they provide the community.
  • Make a difference in the lives of children and families.
  • Join together with peers from surrounding schools for group service projects.
  • Have opportunities for individual service projects.
  • Be recognized at our signature event, Evolve, along with our Hero of Hope, Congressman French Hill.

Why Centers?
For over 130 years, Centers for Youth & Families has been dedicated in the important mission of building healthy children, families, and communities throughout Arkansas. CFYF serves thousands each year, offering Outpatient Counseling, Emergency Psychiatric Services, School-Based Therapy, Residential Care, Day Treatment, Therapeutic Foster Care, parent education & resources, and an Emergency Shelter. Many of these children would have no access to the help they need were it not for Centers for Youth & Families