Volunteering with Arizonans for Children

Volunteer with AFC

AFC offers a variety of ways for committed citizens to make a personal, positive impact in the lives of foster children. No matter what your commitment level, AFC has an opportunity for you to make a difference. Volunteers are the life blood of our organization. We have over 600 volunteers who operate the three Visitation Centers, act as tutors/mentors, teach cooking, sewing, dance, arts and crafts and financial literacy classes, help with the special events and provide special expertise in the legal, accounting, auditing and construction fields.  Since inception in January 2003 --December 31, 2015 we have had 189,161 volunteer hours donated.

Visitation Center Program

Can you make a commitment of four hours per week for a year?
Our Visitation Centers need your help!

Time commitment: 4 hr/wk for one (1) year minimum
Description:
Getting to see many of the same faces each week, you will maintain the relationship between AFC and the families. More specifically, your duties during the weekly shift will include: Greeting and signing in children, families, and parent aids. Keeping accurate records. Assisting families with meeting space, games, movies, etc.
Requirements:
Age 18 years old, background check, able to work independently, and have a non judgmental attitude. Minimal paperwork required.

Please click here for more information about our Visitation Centers.

Click here for Visitation Center Volunteer application

Tutor/Mentor Program

Can you make a commitment of two hours per week for a year?
There is a foster child waiting for your help.

Mentee age range: Grades K-12
Time commitment:
2 hr/wk for one (1) year minimum
Description:
Help with homework, build social & life skills, provide an element of stability, and enhance a child's self-esteem by developing a long-term personal relationship.
Requirements:
Age 21 or older, H.S. diploma or equivalent, background clearance check, and the willingness to build a relationship with a foster child.

Please click here for more information about our Mentor/Tutor Program.

Click here for a Mentor/Tutor Volunteer application.

Creative Crafts Program

Do you enjoy crafting? 
Consider the personal joy, satisfaction and fun sharing your crafting skills with our children?

The foster children love learning how to create fun, interesting and low cost projects? Even if you don't think you have art skills, find out more about our Creative Crafts Program.  AFC still needs more volunteers for this tremendous program.

Student Ages: Grades K-12
Time commitment:
1-2 hr/wk for six (6) months
Description:
Use many art mediums to teach youths to create craft projects that can be completed in one to two hours. You will be fully trained and all materials will be provided.
Requirements:
Age 18 or older, H.S. diploma or equivalent, background clearance check.

Please click here to learn more about our creative crafts program.

Click here for a Creative Class Volunteer application.

Cooking/Nutrition Program

Learning to cook or prepare budget minded, nutritionally balanced food is a vital skill every child needs.
Will you enjoy donating a few hours a week of your time to help the children?

Volunteers will go into group homes or community facilities at least twice a month to educate youths in foster care in the importance of healthy eating and food safety along with creating low cost but nutritional meals.  Full training, support and cooking materials will be provided

Student Ages: Grades K-12
Time commitment:
Approximately 4 hours per month
Description:
Provide menus for instruction aimed at the age level of your group.  Teach youths to create healthy meals and develop an appreciation and enjoyment for food skills.
Requirements: Age 18 or older, H.S. diploma or equivalent, background clearance check.

Please click here to learn more about our cooking program.

Click here for a Cooking Class Volunteer application.

Sewing Program

Do you enjoy sewing?
How about using your sewing skills to teach foster children?

Teaching children how to hand and machine sew, helping them to be better prepared when they age out of foster care.  Small or large projects that can be taught based on age level. Even if you don't think you have art skills, find out more about our Sewing Program.  AFC still needs more volunteers for this tremendous program.

Student Ages: Grades: 5-12
Time commitment:
4 hours per month
Description:
Develop hand and machine sewing projects to teach youths to create items that can be completed in one to two hours. You will be fully trained and all materials will be provided.
Requirements:
Age 18 or older, H.S. diploma or equivalent, background clearance check.

Please click here to learn more about our sewing program.

Click here for a Craft, Cooking or Sewing Program Volunteer application.