Get Involved

Friends of Children has multiple opportunities for helping advance our mission. In fact, we rely on our community to help extend our reach and make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people.

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Become a Volunteer

Give Your Time

Friends of Children relies on our community to help us to extend our reach and make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people.

It is tremendously satisfying to collaborate with children, their caregivers, educators, and DCF to ensure children will have the confidence and education they need to pursue their individual goals in the future.

– Stephanie Davis

Careers & Internships

Join Our Team

Careers and Internships with Friends of Children are in a team-oriented environment that values each individual's contributions to our mission. 

Foster Dignity

Support Basic Needs

As a community member or organization, you can support our Foster Dignity program with donations to meet the basic needs of children. 

As a lifelong social worker, I have become keenly aware of the needs and challenges of children in the foster care system. And, as a parent, I know how difficult it can be to navigate the road to adulthood even when resources are available.

When there is no support available, basic needs go unmet and kids have nowhere to turn.

– Susan Karas, Board President

Donate a vehicle to a young adult

We gladly accept donations of vehicles. We kindly request that all vehicles be in sound and safe condition. Please call our office if you are interested in donating a vehicle. We also are interested in other gifts, ideas, and resources that help children and young adults.

The Children's Union

Advocate for Children!

Work with state officials, policy makers and other advocacy groups to promote policies and support efforts to improve the Commonwealth’s child welfare system.

As an advocacy volunteer with The Children’s Union, I have connected with legislative policy-makers, media, academics, child advocates and the community to bring about change. Through creating more awareness, our team of knowledgeable and passionate volunteers ensure that the public is not kept in the dark.

We strive to improve outcomes for children and contribute to their overall well-being. I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the cause!

– Denise K Maguire

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Donate to children!

Your contributions to our work supporting children and young adults is greatly appreciated! Provide financial support for our innovative and life changing programs here.