Thank you for your interest in joining our village!

Volunteers like you contribute to our special programs, which directly support Utah’s children in foster care! Here's how you can help...

Help relieve financial stress for foster families!

Duties: Work with our volunteer coordinator to organize a drive at your church, school, company, or neighborhood to benefit children in foster care.

Attention! Before you organize a drive…

We request that you confirm which items will be collected prior to starting the drive. Needs vary throughout the year and our storage space is very limited.

Host a Lunch & Learn

Invite a member of our team to your place of business to share Utah Foster Care’s important mission with your employees and community. To host a gathering, Dan Webster (e-mail).

Kids Night Out at your Offices

  • Duties: One Friday evening each month, foster parents can drop their kids off from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Volunteers play games, watch movies, organize crafts or other activities, and eat pizza with the kids while our foster parents enjoy some much deserved free time!
  • Time: 3.5 Hours

While this is typically done at our local Utah Foster Care Offices, we welcome groups to propose hosting at their church, business, or organizational locations.  Volunteers must be age 16 and older and will be required to watch a short training video.

Help us Foster Futures

We are looking for organizations who would like to participate in our initiative to foster Belonging, Opportunity, Success, and Support (B.O.S.S.) for youth in foster care.  This could include things like hosting a youth field trip to your business and presenting career opportunities in your field, hosting or organizing events that bring youth together, etc.

Have something else in mind?

Harness the power of your company’s team spirit to build the foster care village. Our volunteer coordinator Kelly Els (email) can help with ideas!

The time you spend organizing donations is time our staff can further our mission.

Duties: Help your local Utah Foster Care office sort through donated items and assist to distribute items to our foster families.

Time: 2-4 hours.

Our public events are an important part of our public awareness and fundraising efforts.

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

Time: 2-4 hours, depending on event or activities leading up to event.

Coming soon to the Salt Lake area!

Duties: Often parent time visits between children in foster care and their parents are required to be supervised. Foster Friends provide this important service.

Time: Typically 1-2 hours per week for the duration of the case, often 6-12 months.

Foster Friends work with the child’s foster parents, case worker, and parents to choose an appropriate public location for the visit and coordinate the day and time.  In order to volunteer, you must be age 21 and older, complete the Parent Time Supervisor training, and pass a criminal background screening.

Sign up below to receive more information as it comes available while we prepare to launch this exciting new program.

A private meet and greet can educate community members about our critical mission.

Duties: Host family, friends, or coworkers at a 1-hour event designed to raise awareness of Utah Foster Care.

Time: Time spent inviting and confirming guests, plus the 1-hour event.

Currently only available in the Salt Lake area.

Duties: One Friday evening each month, foster parents can drop their kids off from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Volunteers play games, watch movies, organize crafts or other activities, and eat pizza with the kids while our foster parents enjoy some much deserved free time!

Time: 3.5  Hours

While this is typically done at our local Utah Foster Care Offices, we welcome groups to propose hosting at their church, business, or organizational locations. In order to volunteer, participants must be age 16 and older and will be required to watch a short training video.

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