LAYC’s Foster Care program provides housing and intensive case management to children and youth in DC. The program ensures foster families are prepared for the responsibility of being a caretaker for a child in the foster care system through a certification process, training, and support to foster parents. Volunteers are needed to help with outreach efforts in order to recruit new potential foster parents. These efforts include posting flyers and distributing brochures in the community, attending outreach events in the community, and helping staff plan and organize recruitment presentations. The ideal volunteer will have flexible availability, preferably between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Bilingual Spanish-English speakers are preferred for helping to recruit NEP/LEP (non-English proficient/Limited English proficient) Spanish speaking families, but not required.


Flexible schedule July – September 2018


Flexible schedule during daytime, evening, and/or weekend hours, preferably between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Meet with staff at our Columbia Heights office – 3045 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 2009. Outreach and recruitment efforts will take place around the Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods.

Volunteer Commitment

Weekly minimum of 1-2 hours per week for 2-3 months.

How to Apply

Volunteers should submit their current resume and a brief paragraph expressing their interest, skills, and available schedule to Cindy Abello at Eligible volunteers will be invited for a brief interview with program staff.

Required Clearances

Volunteers selected may be asked to complete a local police clearance, a Tuberculosis Test clearance, and a search on the National Sex Offender Registry.