2 people are interested
2 people are interested
Thank you so much for your interest in helping to support our aged out foster youth by joining our Gala Committee!
In order to achieve our goals of growing and expanding to serve even more aged-out foster you we need your help making the following event a huge success:
Each year the Rise & Fly gala raises approximately $250,000 for the agency allowing us to provide free housing and vital social services to aged-out foster youth from anywhere within the state of New Jersey. We need volunteers to help us solicit auction items for the gala this year. The staff and volunteers work together to engage with local retail stores throughout northern New Jersey. We generally solicit tickets to shows, jewelry, yoga gift certificates, restaurants, liquor stores, etc.
This is a great way to meet new people, learn more about our agency, and help change the lives of aged-out foster youth.
If you're interested in supporting our events please reach out directly to our Executive Director - Shaun Adams at Shaun.Adams@rootsandwingsnj.org
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About ROOTS & WINGS FOUNDATION A NEW JERSEY NON PROFIT CORPORATION
75 BLOOMFIELD AVE STE 303, DENVILLE, NJ 07834, US
The mission of Roots and Wings is to provide motivated young adults who age out of the foster care system of New Jersey with safe housing, education, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them towards self-sufficiency.
Remember turning 18? Maybe heading off to college or starting a new job? Now imagine attempting these milestones without the support of your family -- without parents to encourage, guide, and come home to. This is the reality for 600 - 800 young adults in New Jersey exiting foster care every single year. They struggle to navigate alone in a world in which they are ill-equipped to thrive. Study after study shows these young adults are at extremely high risk for unemployment, poor educational outcomes, early parenthood, increased rates of incarceration and homelessness. Only 27% of aged out foster youth either complete high school or obtain a GED and only 6% graduate from college.
Many of the young people that we serve have lived in over 15 foster homes within the first 18 years of their lives. Several have lived in more than 20 foster homes, that is more than one foster home per year! That is just not acceptable to us. Roots and Wings is an organization that provides safe and stable housing, so that our clients can begin to heal from years of trauma, begin to figure out who they are, and take the next steps in becoming truly self-sufficient.
You can make a difference with us! Our model works -- we have the outcomes to prove it -- and we couldn't do it without volunteers. Please consider applying to join our amazing board and collaborate with a strong, dynamic group of staff members completely dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals!
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
August 18, 2021
- Youth Services
- Social Work
- We are very flexible around time commitments and most of this work can be done from home. However we do have an office space in Denville if computer access is needed.