Come and spend time with the foster children who are staying at the Skookum House.
Skookum House is an emergency placement shelter for children first entering foster care. We care for kids age 0-12 in some of their most difficult days, providing them a 'soft place to land' as they begin their foster care journey. Our program is run primarily by community members who volunteer to care for children and spend their time doing crafts at the kitchen table, walks around the neighborhood and plenty of trips to get a donut (or two!)
Volunteers are asked to serve for a minimum of once a month. We are open 24/7 and have staggered shifts to fit availabilities. Washington State does require a few things to complete before volunteering, so inquire about this opportunity and meet with Ellie to talk about how you can get started! (minimum age is 21)
316 E McLeod Rd. Suite 108, BELLINGHAM, WA 98226, US
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.