Volunteer with Us!

Volunteers provide critical supports to our students when those supports cannot be found elsewhere in the community.

FosterEd volunteers serve as Academic Guides and Success Coaches for our students. This is a light touch, high impact way of making a difference for kids in state care. FosterEd students set their own educational goals and decide how they will achieve them. You are essential to helping make that possible!

Volunteer Roles:

Academic Guides work on creating a specific learning goal in partnership with their student and work to achieve this goal through one-on-one tutoring.  

Success Coaches provide support with the college application process, technical school applications and credit recovery support.

What to Expect:

You should be able to commit to a minimum of 1 semester as an Academic Guide and 1 year as a Success Coach. You will spend at least 1 hour a week with your student and we do our very best to match your skills and preferences with our students needs.

In order to protect our students, you must be 18 or older and be able to receive a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer with FosterEd, please contact Arayah Larson at alarson@youthlaw.org or attend the next Volunteer Orientation in your area! 

Upcoming Orientations:

The next Volunteer Orientation in Tucson will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 10:00 AM. Please join us at the Woods Memorial Library’s small meeting room located at 3455 N 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719.

The next Volunteer Orientations in Phoenix will be held on Monday, November 19th at 5:30 PM and Saturday, December 15th at 10:00 AM. Please join us at the FosterEd office located at 300 W. Clarendon Ave, Suite 480.

We host Volunteer Orientations on a monthly basis in both Phoenix and Tucson. If you can’t make this month’s orientation, check back soon for future Volunteer Orientation dates!