A Family For Every Child is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) child welfare organization. Our mission is to find loving permanent families for all waiting foster children. Based in Eugene, Oregon, A Family For Every Child works nationally to ensure foster care is only a temporary solution for any child, as all children have the right to grow up in a loving, supportive, permanent home.
A Family For Every Child seeks engaged, passionate volunteers to work within the Permanency programs. Volunteers in the Lifeskills program will cooperate in partnership with the Permanency Director and the Permanency Coordinator to plan, organize and help run Lifeskills classes for youth in our mentor program. It will be the responsibility of the volunteer to contact possible instructors for classes focused on life skills, such as meditation, self-defense, or journaling.
Complete a background check as required by the State.
Complete in-office program orientation.
Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate with diverse populations.
Well organized and able to meet deadlines.
Experience in event organization/donation cultivation.
Passion for improving outcomes for youth in the child welfare system.
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!