Building strength, resilience in individuals and families.

Be Part of Our Family. Volunteer!

You can make a difference in the lives of Oklahomans of all ages! Sunbeam Family Services depends on volunteers to bring help, hope and opportunity to our community. We offer several opportunities for volunteering. Look at our list below and let us know how you would like to help.

2017 Inaugural Appreciation Luncheon
We were honored to recognize our volunteers who enthusiastically support Sunbeam programs. Volunteer of the Year, Friends of Sunbeam; Ray of Sunshine Award, Catherine Divis; Community Partner of the Year Award, Junior League of Oklahoma City.

Get Involved. Volunteer. Make a Difference.
You can be a light to children, families and seniors!

Foster Care In-Service Childcare Volunteers
Come Play with Us! Volunteers are needed to provide childcare during Sunbeam’s Foster Care In-Service Training. While foster parents attend necessary trainings, volunteers rock babies, play games, read to, and spend time with precious children. Sunbeam provides snacks and activities. This volunteer role does require fingerprinting. Please email Casey Shupe at cshupe@sunbeamfamilyservices.org.
September 12, and October 10

Reading Buddies, OKC Educare & Tony Reyes Early Childhood Center, October through May
Read a book to a child and help to foster a love for reading while building a consistent, caring relationship. This is a weekly, 30 minute to one-hour commitment October through May and does require fingerprinting.

Shine A Light, May 2018, Downtown Embassy Suites
Sunbeam’s Shine A Light gala is an opportunity to recognize inspiring individuals who have demonstrated Sunbeam’s mission of providing people of all ages with help, hope and opportunity! More than 350 people attend the gala and volunteers are needed to help set up, usher guests, assist photographers, help work the balloon pull and tear down after the event.

OKC Educare Carnival, October 20, 2017
Each year OKC Educare hosts its annual Children’s Carnival for more than 300 children and parents. Volunteers from our community ensure that the carnival is a memorable experience for the families. Volunteer opportunities include helping with indoor games, serving food and helping with hospitality and parking.

A Very Giving Christmas, December 13-16 2017
A Very Giving Christmas is a Christmas Store hosted by Sunbeam Family Services and Catholic Charities. Families are given “Santa Bucks” to spend in the store. Volunteers help set the warm and inviting atmosphere of the store and make the holidays special for more than 600 families in the community who shop in the store. We are looking for greeters, personal shoppers, wrappers and Spanish-speaking interpreters.

Tony Reyes Lunchtime Classroom Volunteers

Tony Reyes Bilingual Child Development Center, 5716 S. Western Avenue, is an Early Head Start program of Sunbeam Family Services. Six volunteers are needed to relieve teachers during lunch breaks daily from 12-2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers would have the opportunity to help in the classroom by reading to, playing with and rocking children birth to three years old. This volunteer position does require fingerprinting.

Gardeners at OKC Educare
If you find pulling weeds, clearing out vegetable and flower beds to be fun, we need you! OKC Educare has opportunities for gardeners who want to maintain flower beds as well as a large “teaching” garden on the grounds. This work would include weeding, planting and maintaining.

OKC Fall Feast, November 14, 2017
OKC Educare hosts a family-style fall feast for students and their families. We need volunteers to help set up, decorate, serve and clean up. Great opportunity for corporate groups.

If you are interested, email cshupe@sunbeamfamilyservices.org.