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, 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, 2018 we have had 315,473 volunteer hours donated.
VISITATION CENTER PROGRAM
Our Visitation Centers need your help!
Time commitment: Flexible opportunities available
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.
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.
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 there are some supplies available at our Phoenix Visitation Center.
Requirements: Age 18 or older, H.S. diploma or equivalent, background clearance check.