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Holiday Drive Director

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ORGANIZATION: FOSTERING WISHES

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Lend a hand and change a life today! Looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of foster children in our community? Join Fostering Wishes in our mission to address critical needs of foster children in our area.

Fostering Wishes is 100% volunteer driven. This means our volunteers have a passion for helping foster children by sharing their valuable skills. We work with foster agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations to make a positive impact. Whether you have a little or a lot of time to give, there are flexible options for everyone. Thank you for your interest in joining our non-profit.

Holiday Drive Director

Fostering Wishes is growing and so is our volunteer base. We are looking for an experienced volunteer to assist with the execution of our annual Holiday Drive. This position will be active from September - December.

Overview of position:

  • Assist with the planning and execution of Fostering Wishes's annual Holiday Drive
  • Reach out to and maintain contact with possible donors
  • Keep action log updated for other volunteers
  • Additionally, this position may be required to collaborate with other Fostering Wishes volunteers to ensure that the holiday drive efforts are aligned with the organization's overall goals and messaging
  • Previous experience with event organization
  • Familiarity with Google Suite (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.) is a plus

Time commitment:

The ideal volunteer will be available to not only meet the time commitments outlined below but will also communicate, without hesitation, if the scope of work exceeds the estimated time allotted. Open and honest communication will be essential to help us grow a successful and sustainable volunteer team and resources we need.

Estimated time commitment: 5-10 hours/week depending on current opportunities, including monthly meetings and updating information on our Google Workspace.

Thank you for your interest in Fostering Wishes!

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About FOSTERING WISHES

Location:

Alamo, ALAMO, CA 94507, US

Mission Statement

Fostering Wishes is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of our local foster children during their years in the foster system and assisting in preparing them to be self-sufficient upon and after their exit as young adults. Fostering Wishes envisions and "wishes" our vulnerable foster children will receive the support needed to grow into happy, healthy, successful young adults. Happiness matters, and every kid deserves it. And we all have the power to give it.

Description

Fostering Wishes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Alamo, California. We partner with local foster care agencies to improve children’s quality of life and enable them to be self-sufficient as young adults. Fostering Wishes is 100% volunteer driven, and all of the proceeds directly support the children. We currently have three main programs to support foster children.

Holiday Gift Drive: During the holiday season, Fostering Wishes provides presents to hundreds of foster children to brighten their holidays and feel cherished by the community. In this signature program, Fostering Wishes partners with area businesses to host small trees with gift tags.
Duffle Bag Program: A foster child changes homes an average of seven times during their time in the foster care system, and most children only have large trash bags to carry their few belongings. To help them move in style and improve their self-worth, Fostering Wishes provides new duffel bags stuffed with essentials for each child.
Transition to "Aging Out": In California, most kids "age out" of the foster care system between ages 18 and 21. At this point, they are expected to function as adults, despite ongoing challenges, including housing, finances, mental and physical health, and education or employment. Fostering Wishes plans to publish a guide of available resources. This guide is intended to help them identify and find financial assistance, health care, housing, counseling, and other needed services.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

Sun Sep 01, 2024 - Tue Dec 31, 2024

WHERE

Danville, CA 94526

(37.80069,-121.98144)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Event Design & Planning
  • Event Management
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Estimated time commitment: 5-10 hours/week depending on current opportunities, including monthly meetings and updating information on our Google Workspace.

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