Not everyone is in a position to be a foster parent right now, but everyone can support foster parents and foster kids in some way.
FPAWS is looking for individuals who would like to help support Foster Families. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with families and their specific needs. If you are interested in working directly with foster families please complete the volunteer general application to let us know how you would like to help.
FPAWS Advisory Support Team (FAST) meets 1-2 times per month via Zoom. Please join us and help make a difference. Please contact Tracy@fpaws.org if you would like to join our next meeting.
FPAWS has lots of opportunities for both adults and youth to volunteer. Our youth volunteers are one of our most valuable assets. From Mentoring to Kids Kamp and so much more our youth volunteers provide a safe place for children in care to build relationships and have fun while their families are receiving training at FPAWS conferences. If you are interested in supporting families through our youth volunteer program please use the link below.
Volunteer Youth Application (This link is for the year round application – see below for annual Kids Kamp volunteer link.)
Events that need volunteers:
The FPAWS Pacific NW Caregivers Conference has been scheduled for September 8 – 10, 2023. Apply to be a volunteer.
FPAWS is looking for Kids Kamp Volunteers. Please Email Tracy@fpaws.org is you are interested in learning more about this program and what the job entails.
Be a Youth Volunteer for Kids Kamp at Great Wolf Lodge.
FPAWS is looking for High School volunteers to spend a fun filled weekend mentoring an working with children in the foster system at Great Wolf Lodge. We provide a room, food as well as signed off community service hours for all volunteer’s hard work! Click here to begin the Kid’s Kamp volunteer application process.
- Building a Statewide volunteer program
- Volunteer Handbook
- Fundraising Opportunities
- Website development
- Future conference and training opportunities
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Office Moms and Dads – look after kids in an office while social workers look for a placement for them
Become a CASA and represent a foster kid to the system
Volunteer at a foster closet or other support organization – many of these run almost entirely on thousands of volunteer hours, often provided by existing foster parents!
Or fundraise for any of the options mentioned above!
Please tell us how many hours you have volunteered with FPAWS.
Volunteer Hours Tracking Form
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