Smiling Girl

Volunteer Opportunities

  Volunteer Position:
 Foster Care Program Volunteer
  Availability:
Varies depending on the role.
  Age requirement:
 21+ years old
  Skills:
Able to provide wholesome pre-cooked meals for 30 to 40 people.
Able to coordinate and plan fun activities for Foster Parents and youth in foster care.
Able to relate well to youth, parents, and staff.
Able to respect confidentiality of youth in foster care.
Able to demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences.
 Educational Requirement:
No Educational Requirements but must be able to provide a copy of your Driver's License or provide state identification & must be able to pass a background check.
  Project Details:
A. Volunteer Activities or Events
Friends of Youth hosts monthly trainings/support groups and annual events for our Foster Parents and youth. Here's how you can help the Foster Care program:
       - Sponsor our Foster Care Annual Holiday Party.
       - Sponsor an outing for our youth and Foster Parents. This could be a combination of     hosting or arranging field trips and/or donating tickets to a movie night or ball game.
       -Sponsor our annual Foster Parent and youth appreciation BBQ.
       -Sponor a back to school picnic and school supply drive for our youth.
       -Provide youth birthday gifts/monthly recognition.
       -Provide graduation parties for foster youth.
       -Provide a "Welcome" kit for our youth coming in to the Foster Care program.
       -Sponsor monthly dinners at our Foster Parent Trainings/support groups. Sponsors can donate gift cards or restaurant gift certificates or provide pre-prepared meals.

B. Tutoring
Assist youth with homework and school projects.

C. Join our Foster Friends Circle
Make a fiscal commitment to assist the Foster Care program to continue its mission.

D. Provide Childcare
Play with the younger children while Foster Parents are in training/support groups.

To apply for a volunteer position, please download and complete our volunteer application and contact our Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@friendsofyouth.org or call at (425) 869.6490 x309