Become a Volunteer
Each youth from foster care is one caring adult away from being a success story. You could be that one person!
WAY Alliance has a number of volunteer opportunities where you can make a difference. Take a look at the list below to see what position might be a good fit for your skills, interests, or abilities. (And don't worry, we'll train you for the position!)
Sign up to attend a Volunteer Information Meeting to learn more about volunteering with WAY Alliance. All volunteers must attend an Information Meeting prior to applying, so if you are unable to make it to a formal meeting, please contact us to make other arrangements.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Mentors meet one-on-one with their youth each week to set goals, offer guidance, and develop a relationship. View a detailed description of a WAY Alliance mentor (PDF). Learn more about how to become a WAY Alliance mentor.
Resource Coordinators work one-on-one with a youth to identify their immediate needs and goals and assist the youth in accessing local resources. RCs need to be available during normal business hours at least a few days a week. View a detailed description of Resource Coordinators (PDF).
Small groups (minimum of 8 adults 25 years old and up) are matched with a youth and pray for them regularly. They also serve as an extended network of support for the youth and send cards and encouraging letters on holidays and on the youth's birthday. View a detailed description of Small Groups (PDF).
Match Coordinators supervise mentor/youth relationships and facilitate communication between the match, the small group, and the WAY Alliance program. MCs can volunteer from home almost entirely. View a detailed description of Match Coordinators (PDF).
Periodic Volunteer Opportunities
Life Skills Facilitators
Life Skills Facilitators conduct life skills classes for mentor/youth matches. View a detailed description of a Life Skills Facilitator (PDF).
Recreation Facilitators lead a one-time social or recreational event for mentor/youth matches. View a detailed description of a Recreation Facilitator (PDF).
Door Openers use their personal networks to help youth find employment, internships, and other opportunities. View a detailed description of a Door Opener (PDF).
Child Care Workers
Child Care Workers supervise children of WAY Alliance youth when needed for activities or mentor/youth meetings. View a detailed description of a Child Care Worker (PDF).
Tutors assist WAY Alliance youth with their academic coursework. View a detailed description of a tutor (PDF).
Ambassadors spread awareness about WAY Alliance by attending local networking and recruiting events (such as at churches, Chamber of Commerce luncheons, civic group meetings, etc.) as official representatives of WAY Alliance. View a detailed description of an Ambassador (PDF).
Other Volunteer Opportunities
- Board Member
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Youth Recruiter
- Resource Researcher
- Fundraising Strategist
- Social Media Guru
Interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer?
All WAY Alliance volunteers must attend a Volunteer Information Meeting prior to applying. You can register for a meeting here. If you are unable to make it to a formal meeting, please contact us to make other arrangements. You may also submit the form below with your questions.