Our mission to empower and support children and families in crises by integrating child life professionals’ services into impacted communities and mitigate the effects of traumatic events on children and families 

would not be possible without the involvement of people like you!


As a partnering organization we have numerous opportunities.
Please click each HEADING to learn more about specific ways to get involved.



Child Life Disaster Relief has opportunities on the local level. We are seeking motivated Certified Child Life Specialists to join local crisis response teams across the nation. 

Camp Noah is our partner with summer opportunities for both Certified Child Life Specialists and child life students in various areas across the country. Camp Noah is a nationally recognized preparedness and resiliency day camp offered to elementary age children in communities impacted by a disaster or crisis. 



Children’s Disaster Services(CDS) is our partner with opportunities at both the local and national level for both Certified Child Life Specialists and child life students. CDS opportunities require you to become a Certified Volunteer through the CDS training. Once a Certified CDS Volunteer you are eligible to deploy to national and local disasters when requested and available.

*NOTE:  CLDR may also offer opportunities for deployments for national deployments.  A “Call for Deployment” will go out via social media and/or email to our members as needed.


Refugee Children’s Centres is an international partner that established and supports safe and therapeutic play spaces, and currently are supporting a project with The House of People in Chios, Greece.

Samos Volunteers is an international partner that caters to a broad range of refugee need son the Greek island of Samos. The children’s team is involved in many projects that are primarily play-based. However, informal education is emphasized, and volunteers are typically involved in teaching and tutoring as well.

Lifting Hands International is a grassroots organization that operates a community center in Serres, Greece for Yazidi refugees. The community center includes a children’s friendly space where child life specialists can use their skills to provide much-needed services to the children.