Volunteers are the heartbeat of Foster Village! As a volunteer, you will be the welcoming face and working hands of a community of support, letting foster families know they are not alone, and meeting practical needs at critical moments.
From delivering items to helping plan our gala, there is an opportunityto serve with your gifts, passions, and skills! Explore our volunteer opportunities and click below to apply. Come join the village!
Volunteer Opportunities (Individual and Group Sign-Ups)
Fundraising & Events Committee
Help us plan and prepare fundraisers and events throughout the year. Prior non-profit fundraising or event planning experience is a plus. Flexible schedule and time commitment.
Our Resource Team is the most tangible, hands-on part of our village, and many on this team are the first face-to-face contact our foster, kinship, or relative families have with Foster Village Lawrence. Volunteers are needed to help sort and organize donations, prepare and deliver Welcome Packs, and direct families to other helpful resources within our community. Sign-up volunteer 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.
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.
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 of one of our Support Gatherings for caregivers or make a frozen meal to be delivered to caregiving families when children are placed under care. Meals can be simple and hearty, and are needed for various ages, group sizes, and dietary needs, though most are typical family meals.
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, organizing, etc. who can commit to at least four hours per week, but hours and location are flexible.
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.
Apply to Volunteer (Sign-Up as an Individual)
Apply to Volunteer (Sign-Up as a Group)