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Our Kids does not use volunteers. The following is a list of local not for profits that are volunteer-based and work with the foster children in Miami-Dade. Each opportunity varies in time commitment and direct contact with youth. Each of our Full Case Management Agencies has volunteer opportunities. Their contact information can be found xxxxx
Guardian ad Litem
What do GALs do?
• Speak up for the best interests of the child
• Gather information through regular visits with the child
• Conduct interviews with people associated with the child, such as parents, caregivers and all social and medical service providers
• Attend hearings on the child’s behalf
• Make recommendations to the judge
Foster Care Review
Foster Care Review is a nonprofit organization that helps the courts monitor abused, abandoned and neglected foster children. In a system that is overburdened, we make sure foster kids have adults they can count on for basic needs such as health care, stable schooling and safe homes.
Volunteers serve one day a month.
become the educational/career planners and life coaches for young adults who want to obtain higher education but are intimidated or unfamiliar with the system. Mentors motivate, encourage and assist these youth with researching and applying for post secondary education and obtaining financial aid to attend such institutions. An initial training session equips ET mentors with the knowledge, tools and resources to assist their student. You are asked to meet with your student, develop an initial rapport with them and assist their mentees in developing and meeting their academic goals. ET participants are also provided with wonderful networking opportunities in the community and an invitation to Miami’s premier fundraising events. ET mentors may also be eligible for CLE and CEU credits.
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