Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering complete the Volunteer Application

Birthday Greetings

Volunteers will create birthday cards for our children and caregivers.

Physical Cards

Volunteers will be asked to create birthday cards that can fit in a regular-sized envelope and mail them to us. We will then mail them out to the families on their birthdays. The volunteer is asked to cover the cost of materials for creating the birthday cards and mailing them in a single package to us.

Digital Cards

Volunteers will be asked to design a number of birthday cards in a size that could be texted to the children and caregivers. We will send them to the families on their birthdays.

Administrative Volunteers

Volunteers will assist staff at the program site. Tasks will include processing requests for information/volunteer applications/other documents, developing volunteer opportunities and matching individuals with volunteer assignments, supporting our receptionist by answering telephones, filing, or light typing, and sending thank you cards to our volunteers/donors. (Time commitment: 2-6 hours)

FVP (Family Visitation Program)

Every 2nd Saturday (minus the “J” months), 5:00am-6:30pm

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FVP provides children with the opportunity to visit their parents on a consistent basis, thereby strengthening family bonds. This aids in increasing the children’s self-esteem and improving the likelihood that the children will become successful adults.

Volunteer chaperones commit to a 13-hour day, which includes interacting with the kids on the bus, facilitating activities for parents to do with their children, serving lunch inside the prison, and surrounding kids with love.

Volunteers can also help prepare food and activities the Friday before the trip or help with the monthly birthday party after the trip.

There are multiple opportunities to volunteer for our FVP Program!

Trip Prep Volunteers

Volunteers will assist the staff, in the weeks prior to the prison visits. This will include gathering activities and items for the children’s shoebox lunches. (Time commitment: 2-4 hours)

Morning Volunteers

Volunteers will assist the staff, the morning of, in preparation for the prison visits. This will include arriving at 5:00am to set up breakfast for the children before visitation, assisting with the Traveler’s Club (passing out trip supplies such as kindles, pillows, and blankets), and interacting with the kids to ensure they are comfortable prior to departure. (Time commitment: 3-4 hours)

Prison Trip Volunteers

Volunteers will assist the staff on prison trips. Volunteers will chaperone the children during the prison visits. (Time commitment: 13 hours)

Ready to Get Started? How to Become a Volunteer?

  • Complete theVolunteer Application
  • Phone Interview: We will contact you to schedule a 10-15 minute phone interview to get to know you a little better and also give you a chance to ask any questions you might have.
  • Reference Check: Send the link to this form to two people to complete as a reference.
  • ID and SSN Cards for Background Check: Because we are a child-serving organization, it’s important we know who’s in our space. We process all background checks through First Advantage.
    • If you have any criminal involvement in your history (arrest or conviction), this must be disclosed by emailing mharris@foreverfam.org. It does not necessarily prevent you from volunteering, but must be processed differently.

To learn more about how you, your family, co-workers, friends, or church group can get involved email us!