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 400 volunteers who operate the two Visitation Centers, and act as tutors/mentors. Since inception in January 2003 through August 30, 2022 we have had 421,808 volunteer hours donated.
Mentee age range: Grades K-12
Time commitment: 8hr/month 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, attend interview/orientation, and have the willingness to build a relationship with a foster child.
Click here to learn more about our mentor program, including additional volunteer information and how to sign a youth up for a mentor.
VISITATION CENTER OPPORTUNITIES
Time commitment: Flexible opportunities available
Description: We are looking for the best hosts to bring positive energy and smiles to the Visitation Centers! Our hosts welcome our guests, manage onsite resources, ensure the centers are sanitized and safe, and check folks in and out. This is a great fit for anyone who enjoys interacting with children, parents, and community partners, works well in teams, has a positive attitude and shows initiative.
Requirements: Age 18 years old, background check, able to work independently, and have a non judgmental attitude. Minimal paperwork required.
Supervised Visitation Program
Time commitment: Flexible schedules offered 7 days a week in Phoenix, 5 days a week in Mesa.
Description: Families are referred to Arizonans for Children from Family court in order to have parenting time supervised. Families have visits in our 2 visitation centers which are safe and provide a homelike environment. We provide training that includes: how to enforce agency guidelines and court orders, observing and taking detailed notes, and writing formal court reports. This is an important role helping families feel welcome as they work through difficult situations. Folks in this role have excellent listening, observation, and writing skills with a desire to help families heal.
Requirements: Age 21+, application and interview, background clearance check, and commitment to following policies/procedures outlined in training.