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Get Involved with Fostering Great Ideas®

 
Get Involved

There are many ways to join our mission!

 

We encourage you to begin your journey by learning about Fostering Great Ideas. Several options are listed below. Find the one that is the best fit for you.

 

Learning Opportunities

To attend any of these trainings, find the event on the calendar below and click to sign up!
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Get Your Feet Wet

Take a quick dip to learn about the issues surrounding foster care and the solutions we offer. You'll learn how Fostering Great Ideas is supporting children and youth in foster care at every point of their journey.
(1.0 hour virtual training)
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Attend a Lunch & Learn

Dive deeper on topics related to child welfare:  family stability, child development, and community partnership.

This 1-hour lunchtime discussion is offered each month. We know that your time is precious, so we pledge to end on time!

(1.0 hour virtual training)
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Attend Volunteer Training

Train to become a tutor, mentor, or volunteer driver through our group-based, interactive training. Prepare to work with children and youth in foster care.
(2.0 hours virtual training)

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Experience Life in Limbo®

Build your empathy to a new level through our interactive workshop. Discover how children and their families feel and respond to foster care.
(2.0 hours virtual or in-person immersive training)

Volunteer Opportunities

Start Making a Difference!

Note that all one-on-one volunteers must attend a Volunteer Training.
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Volunteer Long-Term

Begin your commitment to a child or youth. Provide long-term support to one individual in need by tutoring, mentoring, or driving siblings to visit each other.
(PREREQUISITE: Attend Volunteer Training)
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Host or Sponsor an Event or Fundraiser

Help host fundraising or themed events to benefit Fostering Great Ideas and the client groups we serve.

.Offer Your Expertise

Provide life lessons, job shadowing, or general guidance for youth and young adults navigating life after foster care.
(PREREQUISITE: Attend Volunteer Training)

 

Ready to Sign Up? It's Easy!

Jump to the calendar of Upcoming Trainings listed below and click to sign up for the training of your choice.

 

 

Become an Ambassador

Ambassadors are representatives of Fostering Great Ideas to the greater community.

Our Ambassador program is a dynamic way we engage individual volunteers, corporations, civic and faith-based partners, and state-wide changemakers.

Find more details in this Ambassador Overview PDF.

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Are You Ready to Become an Ambassador?

Email JB Butler, Director of Community Engagement, to get started today.

Or fill out the information form at the bottom of this page.

 
Get Involved

Upcoming Trainings

Upcoming Events:

february

26feb6:30 pm8:00 pmVolunteer Mentor Training: Session 1 of 2Mentor a Youth in Foster Care

27feb6:30 pm8:30 pmVolunteer Mentor Training: Session 2 of 2Mentor a Youth in Foster Care

27feb4:00 pm4:30 pmGet Your Feet Wet (afternoon session)Learn how Fostering Great Ideas supports children & youth in foster care at every point of their journey.

march

05mar10:00 am10:30 amGet Your Feet Wet (morning session)Learn how Fostering Great Ideas supports children & youth in foster care at every point of their journey.

12mar4:00 pm4:30 pmGet Your Feet Wet (afternoon session)Learn how Fostering Great Ideas supports children & youth in foster care at every point of their journey.

12mar6:30 pm8:30 pmVolunteer TrainingTrain to become a tutor, mentor, or driver with Fostering Great Ideas!

19mar10:00 am10:30 amGet Your Feet Wet (morning session)Learn how Fostering Great Ideas supports children & youth in foster care at every point of their journey.

20mar12:00 pm1:00 pmLunch & LearnDive deeper on topics related to child welfare.

26mar4:00 pm4:30 pmGet Your Feet Wet (afternoon session)Learn how Fostering Great Ideas supports children & youth in foster care at every point of their journey.

april

02apr10:00 am10:30 amGet Your Feet Wet (morning session)Learn how Fostering Great Ideas supports children & youth in foster care at every point of their journey.

09apr4:00 pm4:30 pmGet Your Feet Wet (afternoon session)Learn how Fostering Great Ideas supports children & youth in foster care at every point of their journey.

09apr6:30 pm8:30 pmVolunteer TrainingTrain to become a tutor, mentor, or driver with Fostering Great Ideas!

15apr12:00 pm2:00 pmLife In Limbo® WorkshopAn interactive workshop about what it’s like to be in foster care.

16apr10:00 am10:30 amGet Your Feet Wet (morning session)Learn how Fostering Great Ideas supports children & youth in foster care at every point of their journey.

17apr12:00 pm1:00 pmLunch & LearnDive deeper on topics related to child welfare.

23apr4:00 pm4:30 pmGet Your Feet Wet (afternoon session)Learn how Fostering Great Ideas supports children & youth in foster care at every point of their journey.

30apr10:00 am10:30 amGet Your Feet Wet (morning session)Learn how Fostering Great Ideas supports children & youth in foster care at every point of their journey.

may

07may4:00 pm4:30 pmGet Your Feet Wet (afternoon session)Learn how Fostering Great Ideas supports children & youth in foster care at every point of their journey.

14may6:30 pm8:30 pmVolunteer TrainingTrain to become a tutor, mentor, or driver with Fostering Great Ideas!

15may12:00 pm1:00 pmLunch & LearnDive deeper on topics related to child welfare.

 

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