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:

We hold an orientation in each of our active counties monthly. Please join us at the next orientation in your area!

Pima County: The next Volunteer Orientation will be held on Saturday, February 2nd at 12:30 PM. Please join us at the Martha Cooper Library located at 1377 N Catalina Ave, Tucson, AZ 85712. The following orientation will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 10:30 AM in the Santa Rita Room of the Joel Valdez Main Library located at 101 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701.

Maricopa County: The next Volunteer Orientation in Phoenix is Saturday, February 9th at 10 AM. The following orientation will be held on Wednesday, March 13th at 6 PM. Both orientations will be held at the FosterEd office located at 300 W. Clarendon Ave, Suite 480 Phoenix, AZ 85013.

Yavapai County: The next Volunteer Orientation will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at 11:00 AM. Please join us at the Prescott Valley Library’s Glassford Hill Room located at 7401 E Civic Cir, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.

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