How to Get Involved

Learn More About Fostering and Adoption

Why Consider Fostering or Adoption? 

Every day, children come into Arizona’s foster care system through no fault of their own. Foster and adoptive parents play a vital role in creating safe spaces for kids to heal from their traumas and loss, support opportunities for kids to be kids, and encourage kids to thrive instead of just surviving as they work to reach their full potential. 

Foster & Adopt

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Arizona is a resource-rich community with tons of ways foster and adoptive families can find support. We encourage you to join FOSTER COOPERATIVE.                                      



Join us on Saturday, January 28th


Jan. 28, 2023

Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of foster youth and those facing adversity.


Feb. 16, 2023

We are excited for our first Kid Initiative of 2023, focused on creating fun for the whole family! (more…)

Jan. 28, 2023

Foster Cooperative is an open-sourced online community powered by Foster Arizona for anyone helping children and youth facing adversity to find connections, peer support, quality resources and training, community events, and innovative communication methods to be empowered with tools needed to succeed. Join the wait list today!

Feb. 20, 2023

Join us for our semi-annual training day and hear from subject experts!


Feb. 25, 2023

Registration coming soon!


April 29, 2023

How to Become a Volunteer




We are always looking for volunteers to join our team and have a wide variety of opportunities available! Please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form and a member of our team will reach out to find the perfect volunteer role for you!

Volunteer for day-of direct support needs including check-in and check-out, setup and teardown, childcare, and other volunteer roles needed to support the day.

special event support:

There are several opportunities to serve the young adults who participate in our housing program. Please visit the Foster Arizona Housing Project site for more information or to get involved!

housing team:

Assist in the planning, training, and engagement efforts needed to provide children and youth facing adversity with necessary resources and tools needed to succeed. 

Foster Cooperative team:

Support pre-production, day of, and post-production photo and video needs for special events, educational programs, etc. 

photography and Video Team:

Support communication needs and foster care awareness goals including social media, blog, and newsletter management. 

Social Media and Marketing team: 

Assist in fundraising needs ranging from general support to sponsor and donor engagement. 

Fundraising Team:

Support specialized maintenance needs ie. electrical, plumbing, landscaping, and other handyman trades related to the maintenance of our office and housing buildings. 

maintenance team:

Support the planning and implementation of programmed activities for kids in foster care. 

kid connection initiative team:

Assist with the organization’s administrative duties, ie. writing thank you notes for donations, data entry, financial receipt reconciliation, etc.

administration team:

Assist young adults in achieving their set goals and encourage them to make meaningful connections on their journey to sustainability. 

mentor team:

Assist with the organization’s day-to-day operations and responsibilities, ie. organizational tasks and other responsibilities based on our current needs.

general volunteer team:

Group volunteer opportunities are available and vary based on the current season and needs. Please email us at: or fill out our Volunteer Interest Form for more information on how your group can join us! 

Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form 
Foster Arizona will reach out to you and work towards finding the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!
Complete Background check, if applicable.
Attend our general volunteer orientation and begin the volunteer onboarding process.
Get started - impact lives, build connections, and have fun! 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly at with any questions on how to get started or for more information on our current needs and opportunities.

Steps to become a volunteer: 

We invite you to learn more about our current career opportunities below. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume by emailing here