Be a part of something big. There are many opportunities to get involved with our programs and help support the children, women, and families we serve. Have a skill you would like to share? A suggestion for a volunteer opportunity? Contact us and let us know!
Our monthly adoptive family playgroups need caring and responsible teen adoptee volunteers! Events are held on Sunday from 10am-1pm in our Manhattan office. We are looking for volunteers who enjoy playing with young children (ages 0-8 years old) and can make a commitment to attend most events throughout a school-year. Email [email protected] to learn more.
We are recruiting volunteer mentors living in NY, NJ or CT for our Adoption Mentorship Program. Adult adoptees serve as mentors to middle and high school students, engaging in monthly group activities and outings. The Program empowers adoptees through friendship, building self-confidence and challenging them to discover and understand their adoption identities. Mentors serve as role models who can share their adoption story and experiences while encouraging mentees to ask questions, feel comfortable with their identities, and develop healthy self-esteem. The Program includes multicultural, educational and social outings, as well as a series of adoption forums. Contact us at 646-539-2167 or [email protected] to learn more.
Since 1998, the Spence-Chapin Granny Program has provided children living in institutionalized care with a “Granny” caregiver who offers consistent, one-on-one care and attention to help children thrive. Currently, our South Africa Granny Program helps children living in orphanages in Johannesburg, and our New York Granny Program pairs a volunteer caregiver with a child with special needs living in a pediatric care center.
Our Interim Care Providers play an essential role in the work of our organization. No job is more important than caring for and providing a safe, stable, and nurturing environment for a child as his or her biological parents make a plan for the child’s future.
Our programs are funded through donations from our community – your support allows us to serve every member of our community and ensure that we can find adoptive homes for children who need families. Your help enables us to:
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