Volunteers are an important component of the JAFCO continuum of care.
Volunteers help to improve a child’s self esteem and confidence, assist our staff with important tasks, encourage community support for JAFCO and aid in raising much needed financial and in-kind support. We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities to meet varied time schedules and backgrounds.


♥ Village Volunteer Opportunities

Needs for volunteers at the Children’s Village change throughout the year and include many of the every day needs to keep the children well cared for. We utilize the following hands-on volunteers on a regular basis:  shelter child care, cook, donation organizer, office assistant, gatehouse attendant, laundry helper, music and art instructor, sports coach and tutors.


♥ Community Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed in the community on a regular basis to help raise much needed awareness, financial and in-kind support. You may contact one of our Chapter Presidents in your area to see how you can get involved by joining a committee, help plan an event, or being involved at the grass roots level.


♥ Forever Friends Program

Our Forever Friends Program matches children in need with an adult role model. Volunteer mentors must make a minimum one year commitment to visit with the child at least two times per month. This program helps to enhance self-esteem and provide a healthy, positive role model for each child.

♥ Professional Pro Bono Opportunities

Professionals willing to offer pro-bono medical, dental, legal, tutoring, therapy or other services to JAFCO’s children are also needed.


To learn more about becoming volunteer please join us for a tour of the JAFCO Children’s Village followed by a short post-tour session focused solely on the JAFCO Volunteer Program. Please contact Linda Sachs at 954-315-8664 or Linda@jafco.org for more details.

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All volunteers working with JAFCO’s children must be 18 years of age and meet all background and screening requirements per Florida law.