Not everyone has the ability to become a foster parent, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t passionate about helping foster kids just be kids. No matter your skill or background, our partners nationwide have an opportunity for you to invest yourself.
Most of our nonprofit partners have a volunteer opportunity available for you! Whether it’s volunteering at a special event, organizing donations, or volunteering your special skill set,
we can connect you with a foster care organization near you so you can make a difference.
Search Volunteer Opportunities by state.
Looking to get your whole team involved? We have group volunteer activities that can be done from anywhere! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can customize an activity that will inspire everyone in your group.
If you are local to Sacramento or Seattle, the Ticket to Dream offices have periodic events that we need assistance at. If you are interested in helping, please email email@example.com.
On average a foster child will move placements 3 or more times. During this period, sometimes the only consistent adult in their life is a court-appointed special advocate (CASA). A CASA is a volunteer appointed by a judge to advocate for a child’s best interest in court. As a CASA you will stay with your child until they have found permanency and spend time with them in regular visits. Volunteers work with the legal team, child welfare, teachers, and medical providers to ensure the child’s needs are met and that judges have all the information they need to make the most well-informed decisions for each child.
If you are interested in becoming an advocate for children find a partner below. If we do not partner with a CASA near you, find your local CASA organization at: casaforchildren.org
Research shows that youth who meet regularly with a mentor are less likely than their peers to start using drugs and alcohol. They also are more likely to participate in extracurricular activities, and less likely to become depressed.
Youth in foster care need a solid adult presence who can guide them in the classroom, towards their future career, or in their daily life. As a mentor to a foster child, you may take on the role of delegator, role model, cheerleader, enforcer, advocate, and friend.