Development Associate for Donor Relations
Family Service is looking for a dynamic individual to join its fundraising team. The Development Associate will be responsible for building relationships with the organization's current donor base and prospects. Qualified candidates will have direct solicitation experience, have exceptional interpersonal skills and a willingness to conduct personal fundraising visits. Click here to see a full position description.
Qualified candidates should send their resume to Lori Howe at email@example.com
Part-time Therapeutic Mentor (20 hrs)
Family Service, Inc. seeks qualified, dynamic applicants for the position of Therapeutic Mentor. Therapeutic Mentors provide one-to-one, strengths-based support to children, adolescents, and transition-age youth who have emotional/behavioral challenges. Therapeutic Mentors work in community settings (schools, parks, homes, etc.), teaching youth skills of communication, conflict resolution, problem solving, and age-appropriate behaviors so that they can succeed in their homes, schools, and communities.
A candidate for this part-time (20 hours/week) position will hold an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field and have a least one year’s experience working with the target population. The ideal candidate is a great communicator with effective coaching and organizational skills and a passion for learning. Must also work successfully as part of a team with outpatient providers, school personnel, and families. Training and ongoing supervision will be provided. An excellent driving record, a reliable vehicle, and working after-school hours and some evening hours are necessary. $16/hour; no benefits. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a must.
Located in Lawrence, Family Service is a nonprofit social services organization with a vibrant team that provides more than 20 programs in the areas of youth development, parent education, and emotional wellness. Our mission is to empower, nurture, and support youth and families, through life’s challenges, to help them reach their full potential.
Please send resume to Holly Hammershoy at Family Service, Inc., 430 North Canal Street, Lawrence, MA 01840 or email it to
Board of Directors & Advisory Board Positions
Family Service is looking for dedicated professionals from the Greater Lawrence community to serve as members of our Board of Directors and Advisory Board. For more information, contact Liz Sweeney at 978-327-6637.
CASA Guardian ad Litem
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children in court. Volunteers receive a high level of training and support. No special experience is required.
For more information, call 978-327-6615 or
Click here to learn more about the CASA program.
Samaritan Crisis Line
The Samaritans of Merrimack Valley rely on volunteers who help those in crisis. People from all walks of life are trained by Samaritans to offer support and caring for those who are lonely, despairing or suicidal. Trainings are held throughout the year.
For more information, please call Debbie Helms at 978-327-6671 or Email: Samaritans@familyserviceinc.com.
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Child and Youth Mentoring
Family Service operates many different youth mentoring programs. Visit each program’s web page to learn more and download contact information and a volunteer application: