AFFEC 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 within the Permanency programs. Volunteers in the Mentor program must have a strong dedication to the connection of at-risk young people to caring and dedicated adults. Ideal candidates will have experience in program administration, work well in teams, and have a passion for improving outcomes for at-risk youth.
Volunteers will work in partnership with the Permanency Director to maintain program quality and develop new projects within the program (i.e.- improved wellness surveys, advance check-in systems, etc.). It will be the responsibility of the volunteers/interns to work directly with the Permanency Director to perform administrative work, search for and acquire new sources of donation/funding, and assist in any needs of matches within the program.
Use designated outreach tools to contact mentors and wider community regarding upcoming events or program news.
Cultivate relationships throughout the community with donors.
Facilitate resources required by mentor/mentee pairs.
Assist Permanency Director in grant reporting.
Maintenance of client files.
Assist Permanency Director in administration work.
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!