Hospitality is the cornerstone of Every Child. Volunteers embody this each and every day with Every Child.

Every Child focuses on meeting tangible needs for children in foster care and families in Oregon communities. Opportunities differ from county to county.

Tangible Needs

Goods or services that directly support children in foster care, families, and ODHS staff.
Signature opportunities may include:

Welcome Boxes

provide children in foster care with special items while sitting in a ODHS office.

Launch Boxes

assist youth who are aging out of foster care with items to help them get on their feet.

Flash Boxes

offer a surprise dose of encouragement to foster families.

Emergency Needs

from ODHS are shared with community members to better support children in foster care.

Service Opportunities

One-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities to generously support children in foster care, families and ODHS staff.
Signature opportunities may include:


volunteers provide a monthly four-hour break for foster parents while building consistent relationships with children in foster care. Learn more about launching a site here.

Foster Family Support

connects caring community volunteers with foster families in need of support.

Service Projects

at ODHS offices include makeovers, clothing closet creation, cleaning days, and more.

ODHS Staff Appreciation

events express gratitude to the individuals who’ve committed their lives to caring for children and families in crisis in our community.

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