A Family For Every Child is a non-profit organization located in Eugene, Oregon. AFFEC’S mission is to find loving and permanent families for every waiting foster child.
Hero For a Day is an annual event put on by A Family For Every Child to help raise awareness for the foster care system. During this event, foster children (and others) are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of Hero-related activities. The intern/volunteer in the Hero For a Day Event Planner position will be responsible for planning and carrying out the event. This person will coordinate experienced volunteers and tools to plan event.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the intern/volunteer will:
Research past hero events and write up changes needed, goals for this event, funding, and attendee’s partners.
Compile team of past volunteers, assess supplies and plan for needed growth.
Interview past volunteers to create a new plan, assign committee heads, and identify new needs.
Recruit, train, and engage new volunteers.
Plan a timeline for tasks to be completed.
Plan marketing calendar, social media plan, and advertising campaign.
Work with web team to build a webpage.
Build email templates, press releases, PSAs, and other marketing tools.
A Family for Every Child is dedicated to finding loving, permanent families for every waiting foster child." Our intention is to develop programs that assist special-needs/challenging-to-place foster children in finding their own Forever Families.
A Family For Every Child, a nonprofit organization, was started by Christy Obie-Barrett and dozens of dedicated and passionate volunteers. In 2006, AFFEC was formed and developed into an organization focused on finding permanent and loving adoptive homes for Oregon's waiting children. We started with our first project called The Heart Gallery in November, 2006, and now we have blossomed into ten incredibly successful programs. None of this could have occurred without the wonderful support from thousands of volunteers, sponsors, in-kind donors, photographers, and many more!