We are looking for individuals that have knowledge of or experience working with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), to become Volunteer Cultural Brokers in the Pomona and Pasadena areas.
Volunteer Cultural Brokers are knowledgeable of the DCFS and Children’s Court systems and will assist families as they go through the child welfare process. They support and help families work towards their goal of doing what is best for the children and family.
They speak on behalf of the family to help communicate the strengths of the family and work to improve the relationship between DCFS and the families it serves by asking questions and helping families’ voice their concerns.
Volunteer Cultural Brokers provide advocacy for parents, keep children safe from harm, ensure families have a clear understanding as they go through the child welfare process, help prevent families from entering the foster care system, whenever possible, and help to lessen the likelihood that children will experience extended stays in the foster care system.
Volunteer Cultural Brokers typically speak with families over the phone, meet with them in person, make referrals to supportive services, and attend meetings with the family and DCFS. You choose how many families you would like to work with.
Qualifications for becoming a Volunteer Cultural Broker:
Must be 18+ with experience working with or have knowledge of the DCFS/Child Welfare System
African American (Pomona location) or African American/Latino (Pasadena location)
Have reliable transportation
Ability to pass fingerprinting/background check
Knowledge of or connection to community resources in the area
Willingness and comfortable working with system involved families (Examples : domestic violence, anger, drug and alcohol, abuse, neglect, combative personality, mental health, etc.)
If this sounds like something you are interested in participating in, please email the Volunteer Cultural Broker Coordinator, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Child Welfare
- Crisis Intervention
- Life Coaching
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Case Work / Management
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training