Be the Change…

Thank you for considering volunteering with Utah Foster Care. By volunteering your time and talents, you are contributing to our special programs that directly support children in foster care in Utah.

Ways You Can Help

We offer volunteer opportunities that fit with every schedule and lifestyle. Check out the choices below, and fill out the contact form. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you with more information. We appreciate you sharing your valuable time!

( For corporate volunteer programs, click over to our Corporate Giving page. )

Foster Friend (Childcare)

Duties: Host and supervise children in foster care during events like our annual Symposium, foster parent support groups, or training classes. Foster Friends receive exclusive opportunities to support our UFC families, and are invited to volunteer at other UFC events throughout the year.

Length of Commitment: UFC would like you to commit to help out for several hours at least once every 8 weeks. [what do we think about requiring this sort of commitment?]. Foster Friends is a flexible volunteer opportunity, allowing you to help when your schedule allows.

Times & Days Needed: Weekends or weeknights.

Requirements: All Foster Friends must attend a training night and submit to an annual criminal background screening.

Event Support

Duties: Help out at one of our yearly events such as the Chalk Art Festival, Fostering Hope Luncheon, or other region-level events.

Length of Commitment: 3–4 hours, depending on event or activities leading up to event.

Office Assistance

Duties: Help with clerical, data entry, or organization projects. Most projects will take 2–4 hours.

Length of Commitment: Varies based on project.

Times & Days Needed: Weekdays during office hours. Some weekend opportunities available.

Drive Organizer

Duties: Work with a volunteer coordinator to organize a drive at your church, school, company, or neighborhood to benefit children in foster care. Needs vary depending on the time of year and our storage space is limited—we request that you confirm which items will be collected prior to starting the drive.

Question: See a list here [either insert a link or do as Christian suggested and share the link with this person directly after speaking with them. Thoughts on one or the other? I think some bullet points of suggested items would be good] of commonly needed items, as well as items we cannot accept. If you don’t see something you would like to collect, don’t be afraid to ask your coordinator!

Development Committee Member

Length of Commitment: One meeting a month, plus occasional assistance at planned events, based on a renewable yearly commitment.

Duties: Take an active role in the planning and execution of UFC events and opportunities for community awareness and fundraising.

Host a Journey with Utah Foster Care [New name?]

Duties: Host 10–15 family, friends, or coworkers at a one-hour event designed to raise awareness of UFC.

Length of Commitment: Several hours inviting and confirming guests, plus the one-hour event.

Birthday Buddy

Duties: Donate birthday presents and/or cake and decorations to a child in foster care. You may also ask friends and family to donate gifts in honor of your birthday or hold an online fundraiser.

Times & Days Needed:  Donations are dropped off with a Birthday Buddy Coordinator [e-mail], at an agreed upon time and location.

Question: I like the link that the Foster Adoptive Coalition has that then takes you to details about the Birthday Buddy program. If we were to put details on this page, is that something that I could easily update?]