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ORGANIZATION: Department of Children and Families

  • 261 people are interested

The Volunteer will participate as a panel member in case reviews conducted by the Department of Children and Families. A case review is a meeting with the family, social worker, foster parents, and service providers to discuss and determine family progress relative to children who are in the care or custody of the Department of Children and Families.

Applicants do not need any special skills or degrees, we need volunteers who are willing to ask questions and advocate for the needs of children and families.

Volunteers need internet access and a computer to participate in remote reviews.

We strongly encourage volunteers who are people of color, indigenous, LBGTQ+ and people with disabilities to apply.

More information can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/guides/about-the-volunteer-case-review-program

*Currently all reviews are being conducted remotely. We are also convening our interviews and training program online as well.

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About Department of Children and Families


600 Washington St. (AND ALL DCF OFFICES STATEWIDE), 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: DCF strives to protect children from abuse and neglect and, in partnership with families and communities, ensure children are able to grow and thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. Our Vision: All children have the right to grow up in a nurturing home, free from abuse and neglect, with access to food, shelter, clothing, health care and education. DCF works toward establishing the safety, permanency and well-being of the Commonwealth's children by: stabilizing and preserving families; providing quality temporary alternative care when necessary, safely reunifying families; and when necessary and appropriate, creating new families through kinship, guardianship or adoption.


Please Note: This volunteer opportunity is not limited to Boston, as these reviews take place across the Commonwealth in all DCF Area Offices.

For a few hours of your time each month, you can participate on a panel that helps plan for the future of children in DCF care.

There are over 8,000 children who are in the care and/or custody of DCF. We are seeking volunteers to help us in making decisions about their futures.

The Volunteer Case Review Program offers a unique opportunity for community members to work alongside DCF to make a difference in the lives of children and families.

Volunteers of the Case Review Program participate as members of a three-member case review panel who review the cases of children who have been placed in foster homes or group homes.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community


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600 Washington StreetBoston, MA 02111


  • Child Welfare
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Child Advocacy


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A Minimum of 1 Review Per month ( 1 & 1/2 hours)
  • Currently all reviews are being convened online.

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