DC Family and Youth Initiative is the only DC area organization focused exclusively on helping teens in foster care make lifelong connections with caring adults. They create enriching lifetime relationships for youth at risk of aging out of foster care. They match youth with host parents and mentors as well as helping youth find adoptive families. Learn more by visiting: http://www.dcfyi.org/volunteer-dcfyi.

Fairfax County offers “Fairfax Families4Kids” which gives youth ages 12-21 who are currently in foster care or out of foster care, the opportunity to participate in group and individual mentoring, and spend quality time in the community engaged in regularly scheduled, structured group activities. Families4Kids has mentor and volunteer opportunity. Learn more by visiting: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/fairfaxfamilies4kids.htm.

In Maryland, The National Center for Children and Families(NCCF) has several volunteer opportunities. NCCF is a private, nonprofit child and family welfare agency with a commitment to serving poor, disadvantaged, abused, neglected and/or abandoned children, youth and their families. NCCF offers adolescent services, community based services, family services as well as foster care and adoption services. Learn more by visiting: http://www.nccf-cares.org/what-you-can-do/support-our-mission-volunteer/