As a global voice for change, Kidsave makes miracles happen for children the world has forgotten. Kidsave shows communities worldwide how to get children out of government orphanages and foster care and into loving families. Kidsave's ultimate goal is to ensure that all communities, everywhere, are able to provide love, hope and families to every foster child and orphan.
To further the goals of the organization, Kidsave is currently seeking volunteers for its Weekend Miracles program. Volunteers will be responsible for assisting with the coordination and promotion of Kidsave's monthly Weekend Miracles advocacy events.
The Weekend Miracles Program is a partnership with the County of Los Angeles’ Department of Children and Family Services and works to match older foster youth with host families who spend at least two days a month with the child. By mentoring and advocating for an older child in foster care, the host family has a direct role in helping him or her to find an adoptive family. Advocacy events play a critical role in the program, by providing interactive activities which allow families and youth to engage and establish connections.
Responsibilities for the Weekend Miracles volunteers are as follows:
- Research venues, food, and activities for the monthly advocacy events.
- Solicit donations and sponsorships for event-related activities whenever possible.
- Attend and assist with the coordination of advocacy events on site.
- Organize a team of volunteers to assist with the planning and organization of advocacy events, in addition to identifying volunteers to fulfill the needs for the event on site.
Kidsave is seeking volunteers with very strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills. Experience in event planning is highly desirable.
Volunteers must be highly motivated, dependable, and conscientious self-starters. They must have the ability to multi-task and perform work in a fast paced team environment, intermediate to advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite), strong written and verbal communication skills, stellar organizational skills, and an interest in Kidsave's mission. We ask that all volunteers commit to a period of service of no less than six months.
- Administrative Support
- Event Planning / Management
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 5-10 hours per week