Mentor a Foster Child!

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Skookum Kids has just launched a brand new pilot program, Skookum Mentors, where adult volunteers in our community will be matched with a foster child for one-on-one mentoring. Similar to a 'big brother-big sister' program, the focus of the mentorship will revolve around what we call recreational therapy, like taking kids to see a movie, to the park, or to Trampoline Zone!

No previous experience or training is required. Mentors must pass a background check. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, unless currently enrolled in a BA or BSW program.

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316 E McLeod Rd. Suite 108, BELLINGHAM, WA 98226, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Skookum Kids is to repair the foster care system by eliminating the pain points that make life unnecessarily difficult for foster parents and social workers. We do that by involving the whole community in the important work of child welfare.


Skookum Kids bring fresh ideas and new energy to a broken system. Foster care has a bad reputation--sometimes deserved--but we see hope and change. We believe the world is full of people who want to help but don't know how, so we've crafted a suite of volunteer opportunities so that everyone can participate in this important work. These volunteer opportunities range from one-time events ideal for large groups to year-long commitments that enable a sustained relationship with a particular child. We take great pride in finding the right way for every person to participate in this revolution.


We'll work with your schedule.


Whatcom CountyBellingham, WA 98225



  • Mentoring
  • Child Care




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 or 3 times a month, dependent on child's needs.
  • Pre-service training to be completed after application and before mentoring.

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