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Become a Foster Care Transportation Champion

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ORGANIZATION: Oregon Department of Human Services

  • 10 people are interested
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Just a few hours a week spent driving children to family visits can help a child leave foster care sooner to reunify with family or attain a permanent placement through guardianship or adoption. Children living in foster care miss their families. Regular family visits reinforce trust and attachment, and can provide comfort. Without regular family contact, children can feel a sense of hopelessness that can impact their physical and mental health.

Volunteer Drivers transport children in foster care (sometimes a parent or relative) to/ from family visits, case planned activities, or other appointments.

Volunteer Drivers provide a comfortable atmosphere and a safe ride. Rides may be ongoing or one-time only. Rides are in town or from outlying rural areas into Salem and surrounding area.

Volunteer Drivers are eligible to receive reimbursement for mileage and meals for longer trips out of the driver's home area.

Application Process:
1. Fully complete the online application at www.oregon.gov/dhs/providers-partners/volunteer
2. Indicate you are interested in MARION COUNTY.
3. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to share more about the opportunity.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ODHS!

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About Oregon Department of Human Services

Location:

500 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97301, US

Mission Statement

To help Oregonians in their own communities achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity.

Description

The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is Oregon’s principal agency for helping Oregonians achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

ODHS provides direct services to more than 1 million Oregonians each year. These services provide a key safety net for those in our society who are most vulnerable or who are at a difficult place in their life.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4600 25th Ave NESuite 110Salem, OR 97301

(44.98632,-122.997)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Transportation

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • We'll work with your schedule
  • Non-smoking car, working shoulder strap seat belts in the backseat

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