Volunteer and Make an Impact
Finally Family Homes makes a life-changing impact because of our amazing volunteers! As a Santa Clarita based non-profit, we are grateful to be centered in such caring and involved community.
If you are new to Finally Family Homes, we partner with college aged foster youth to help them achieve lasting success.
- Volunteer and Make an Impact
- Where are volunteers needed most?
- 5 Ways To Volunteer
- Sign Up for Our Volunteer Email
- Want to Know More About Finally Family Homes?
Where are volunteers needed most?
While we have a variety of ways to get involved, there are several positions most needed right now in support of our mission. Please read on below. You can click the links to get even more detail if you see something interesting to you.
3 Types of Volunteer Work
There are 3 very different but important positions we are seeking most right now. Each is an unique but important way of serving.
Life Skills Coach
Life skills coaches meet on a regular basis (1-4 times per month) with a young adult to listen as they review the life skills lessons they learn from a partner organization application. You are given discussion guides / worksheets to look at with them when you meet (so you don’t have to wonder or worry what to talk about).
You can meet at a coffee shop, on zoom, or over the phone.
Time Commitment: About 3-4 hours per month for 5 months
Background check required.
Learn More About Becoming a Coach
A host home is a private home with an available bedroom and a heart open to providing a safe and supportive place for a young adult facing homelessness to get back on their feet.
Community members (hosts) volunteer to open their homes to youth ages 18-24 struggling with homelessness for up to 6 months. During their stay, both the hosts and youth are supported by Finally Family Homes.
Background Check and Home Inspection Required.
Learn More About Becoming a Host Home
Members of the party planning team will help set up and organize various parties (graduation parties for youth, holiday parties, fundraising events). You could also attend and work at these events.
These are short term volunteer opportunities with time commitments dependent on the event.
Background check may be required.
Sign Up to Join the Party Planning Team
5 Ways To Volunteer
While the opportunities above are needed most, we still value our very much needed volunteers in other roles. Here are 5 more ways to get involved with Finally Family Homes.
Build or Deliver Gifts for Youth
FFH celebrates youth milestones as a part our Family Care Program. We build birthday, holiday, & graduation boxes.
You can learn more about building celebration boxes here.
No background check required.
We also sometimes need help delivering gifts. As a delivery driver you get to bring the beautiful gifts to our grateful youth. Big smiles abound.
Background check and proof of license and registration required.
Volunteer at the Office
Help with tracking inventory of donations, preparing for birthday boxes, and other organizing. We also need help with writing thank you cards.
This role an be occasional or weekly. No background check required.
Join Our Tiny House Build
Our Tiny House pre-apprenticeship to ownership program needs volunteers! Even if you’ve never picked up a hammer, we can help you learn how.
Background Check Required.
Learn More about Our Tiny House Build and sign up to volunteer here.
Bring Lunch to Builders
Not into construction? You can pick up a spatula or call your favorite restaurant and provide lunch for our volunteers and youth builders.
Sign up to bring lunch here.
No background check required.
Be An Ambassador
We are looking for ambassadors willing to share the FFH mission. This could be accomplished by using social media to increase awareness and support of our cause and sharing in person with friends, churches, and business that can help us expand our impact.
The responses we hear when we tell others about the struggles of young adults aging out of foster care alone tells us that when people find out, they care.
We often hear things like:
“I had no idea!”
“I never thought about what happens to kids who never got a forever family.”
“I didn’t realize so many became homeless!”
You can help us get the word out about their struggles and the solutions we offer by sharing in person and on social media.
Help us get the word out! You can find us on:
We share our success materials and messages on Etsy, too. Like and share our products on Etsy and buy some helpful tools for yourself, too. All proceeds to serve our mission.
Sign Up for Our Volunteer Email
Are you ready to volunteer? Join our volunteer interest email to learn about specific upcoming opportunities to get involved!
Want to Know More About Finally Family Homes?
If you haven’t yet, get to know more about us and why our work is important.