We get that not everyone is called to foster or adopt. However, we truly believe that as Christians we are commanded by God to care. Because of that, we encourage you to find your place in the fight for Kansas kids and their families. Perhaps that is through volunteering with Foster the Cause! We have a couple of options for you that may make best use of the talents and skills that God has given you.
It may seems obvious, but prayer is so very important to the work that we do. We would love for you to pray for the children, for their biological families, for the foster and adoptive families and for our ministry. You can easily do that on your own! However, we also periodically send out a prayer list by email. If you would like to be included, please let us know by using the "Contact" tab above--call or email us through the website.
Churches inviting us in is how we are able to share the story--to share the need of children in foster care in our state. We need people who are willing to help us connect with pastors, elders and other church leaders so that we can visit with them about hosting an Awareness Sunday at their church.
This is the point-person in each church. Let's face it: pastors are busy people. So, they and we need someone who is willing to help coordinate everything from the Awareness Sundays to other events meant to help keep the foster care crisis at the forefront of your church's heart and mind. We work closely with you to provide the ideas and materials you may need, while you get approval from leadership to get it done--whatever that is!
As with any other nonprofit ministry, we must have funding in order to operate. In this capacity, you would serve on a committee of others tasked with finding the best, most efficient ways to raise funds through individual donors, businesses, writing grants and hosting fundraising events.
Foster the Cause utilizes certified TIPS-MAPP trainers who are Christians in order to train the families that we recruit and help support. You must be a social worker or foster parent in order to take the training necessary to become a trainer yourself. There are a few other requirements, that we're happy to visit with you about if you think you might be qualified.
While awareness events on Sunday mornings (or other service times) make up the most
of our recruitment opportunities, we also seek other opportunities to educate Christian families and singles. We need volunteers who are willing to learn about Foster the Cause and Kansas foster care, so that they can set up and work information tables at various events.