Volunteers are the heartbeat of Foster Village! As a volunteer, you will be the hands, feet and face of a community of support, helping foster families know they are not alone and meeting practical needs at the moment when support is needed most.

From delivering items to families to helping plan our gala, there is an opportunity that you’re your gifts, passions and skills! Explore our volunteer opportunities and click below to apply. We would love to have you be part of our village of support!

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Fundraising/Event Committee

You can help with planning and preparing fundraisers and events throughout the year. Prior non-profit fundraising or event planning experience a plus. Flexible schedule and time commitment.

Resource Center Team

Our Resource Centers serve as a hub for those caring for children in foster care. Volunteers are needed to help sort and organize donations during weekday time slots and assist families who might be visiting during those times. Sign-up slots go out in our monthly volunteer newsletters and ongoing commitment is flexible. Once your volunteer application is approved, you will be added to the newsletter list so you can keep up with current needs and opportunities.

On-Call Team

We need help delivering Welcome Packs, beds, car seats, and other basic necessities to children entering foster care, as well as folks on standby for when various needs arise. Volunteers must be willing to drive to one of our Resource Centers in North Austin or Dripping Springs to pick up donations and deliver to foster homes in the Austin area. Commitment and hours are flexible; compassion for children and families walking through hard circumstances is a must. Once your application to volunteer is approved, volunteers will be added to a group notification app where you'll be notified of needs as they arise and have the ability to volunteer based on your availability.

Childcare Team

Foster Village hosts a quarterly Parents’ Night Out, where we provide childcare so foster families can get a relaxing evening, a date night or just some time for themselves. We are always looking for extra helpers with a desire to love on these precious children for a few hours while their foster parents take a well-deserved break. 

Hospitality Team

If cooking and serving others is your gifting, then we would love your help in blessing our families! We host monthly Support Gatherings for our caregivers, and volunteers can sign up to provide a meal for the 10-15 attendees. It can be a simple brunch with things like muffins and fruit or a dinner buffet with a few options for kids and adults. We send out a monthly signup sheet, so you can choose a date/time/location that works for you.

Internship

We offer internships for those looking to work in the field of foster care and social work. Experience with child development, foster care, social work, marketing, communications, non-profit development or health and human services is a plus. Flexible schedule and commitment for volunteer internships. 

Leadership Roles

We are looking for "doers" with a passion for making a difference in the lives of children in foster care. If you've ever wanted to take the reins on a project that uses your unique gifts to enrich the lives of others, then we would love to have you on our team! We are looking for professionals with skills like marketing, accounting, fundraising, etc. who can commit to at least four hours per week, but hours and location are flexible. 

Connect for Success Tutor

Connect for Success matches community volunteers with kids in foster care to give them the educational support they need to stay in school, improve academic performance, and achieve greater success later in life. Volunteer tutors do not have to be educators. Some may serve as guides and help with homework or reading and others may provide assistance in a particular subject. Tutors will be matched with a child in a grade level they are comfortable with. The program will be tailored to the needs and goals of each student. Training and ongoing support will be provided by program staff. The program requires volunteers to commit to weekly tutoring sessions for an entire school year. Must attend our two hour training and pass background checks.

To apply to volunteer, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch to match you with the best opportunities for you! All volunteers are subject to criminal background checks. A $20 donation per volunteer to cover registration costs is appreciated.

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