Keeping kids connected to their families is important for their well-being. Family visits help maintain and strengthen the parent-child relationship, which increases the likelihood that kids will safely return home. Greeter Volunteers make family time visitation possible by helping to open/close our offices, creating a welcoming space for parents, sanitizing visit rooms, and stepping in to support Family Time Visitation Specialists during visits as needed.
Reflections from a volunteer: When I arrived at my first shift, I was anticipating a slow afternoon. About a half hour before the second family visit group was to arrive, the social worker for the case came in and informed me there was to be a small birthday celebration during the family visit. She quickly solicited my help, and I spent my first shift blowing up pink and blue balloons for the siblings’ birthday party. The simple task of blowing up as many balloons as I could, knowing this was a meaningful time for the birth parent to connect with the children and celebrate their birthdays, was very rewarding. The foster parents were present as well and seeing the group gather out of love and care for these children was very impactful.
All volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and commit to 2 shifts per month for 6 months. Each shift varies but most are approximately 3 hours and take place Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30-7:00 pm.
This opportunity is an in-person volunteer role. All volunteers are expected to strictly follow COVID-19 safety protocol including wearing masks, social distancing, sanitization and being vigilant about symptoms and exposure.
5907 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY S, SEATTLE, WA 98118, US
Amara works to ensure that every child in foster care has the love, support and comfort of a committed family - as quickly as possible, and for as long as they need.
Our vision is that all children in foster care realize their full potential when they feel safe and secure with a loving family, experiencing stability, wellbeing, and permanence.
We guide, train, and prepare families through licensing and direct support to provide stable, long-term, loving homes for kids in foster care. Amara partners with our foster families throughout their foster care journey, to commit to caring for a child as long as each child needs, whether that’s a month, a year, or a lifetime. Amara recognizes adoption as a lifelong experience, Amara’s Post-Adoption program works to ensure that adoptees and those who love them receive support in order to promote stability and fulfilling family relationships.
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
5907 Martin Luther King Jr Way SSeattle, WA98118
January 5, 2021
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
2 shifts per month for 6 months. Each shift varies but most are approximately 3 hours and take place Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30-7:00 pm.