Volunteer Opportunity

National Foster Youth Institute's Congressional Shadow Day Volunteer

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National Foster Youth Institute | Washington, DC
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National Foster Youth Institute


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Start Date

May 31, 2019

End Date

June 6, 2019

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

One-time only


The National Foster Youth Institute (NFYI) is looking for volunteers to help out during our 2019 Congressional Shadow Day Experience June 1-6 in Washington, DC.

For the past seven years, NFYI has worked with the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth to put on Shadow Day. Current and former foster youth ages 18 to 30 are invited to Washington, D.C. to be paired with their members of Congress for a day on Capitol Hill. Participants spend a week gaining a better understanding of the role of Congress in the child welfare system and learning how they can make their voices heard on issues they care about in their own communities.

With 120 participants joining us, we’re looking for volunteers who can help with any OR all of the following:

• The check-in/check-out process

• Setting up for workshops, evening activities, and an awards ceremony

• Assisting the NFYI staff as needed

• Running last-minute errands 

• Occasionally transporting participants

• Greeting and monitoring participants during breakfast and ensuring they begin their day on time

• Taking pictures or video

Whether you can join us for part of a day or for the entirety of Shadow Week, we’re looking for caring and patient volunteers who are committed to helping young adults develop the tools they need to advocate for improvements to the child welfare system.


The National Foster Youth Institute (NFYI) is looking for volunteers to help out during our 2019 Congressional Shadow Day Experience June 1-6 in Washington, DC.

For the past seven years, NFYI has worked with the Congressional Caucus on Foster…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided

How To Apply

Volunteers must be over the age of 18. If you're interested in joining us, please fill out this Google form or email mariah.craven@nfyi.org.

Volunteers must be over the age of 18. If you're interested in joining us, please fill out this Google form or email mariah.craven@nfyi.org.

Location

Washington, DC
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