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Community Support for Adoption and Foster Care
There are many ways you, your family, or your organization can support adoption and foster care.
The schedule summary and qualifications required for these CPS volunteer opportunities and many others can be found at VolunteerDFPS.
|Recruit Foster & Adoptive Parents||Work w/local staff, media and community groups to recruit prospective foster and/or adoptive parents. Could include working on mass-media campaigns, or specialized recruitment efforts to help individual children.|
|Holiday Gift Projects||Shopping for/wrapping gifts or assembling food baskets for the holiday season, in accordance with APS clients' needs. (November - December)|
|Speaker's Bureau||Speak at community meetings, help educate at orientation meetings for volunteers,etc., to increase community awareness of FPS's mission and programs, and/or share volunteer experiences and tips.|
|Quilters & Blanket Makers||Groups or individuals quilt, sew or crochet blankets to give to children for their very own upon removal or adoption.|
|Translator||Work along with staff to translate as they assist parents, children and families. Requires direct contact with clients and family members.|
|LifeBook Assembly||Help children and caseworkers assemble the child's LifeBook (a scrapbook to help the child prepare for adoption)|
|PAL Program Mentor||Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Program helps older teens in foster care gain skills and resources they will need for adult life after leaving foster care. Mentors serve as caring adult guides and positive role models, encouraging youth toward career and educational goals.|