Join the DCFS Volunteer Program


DCFS volunteers have the opportunity to assist DCFS staff and the families we serve in a variety of ways.

If you are interested in becoming a DCFS volunteer, send us an email with your full name, phone number and interest in any of the areas below.

  • Performing Office and Clerical Support
  • Tutoring Children & Youth
  • Monitoring Children & Youth
  • Visitation
  • Cultural Brokers
  • Running Errands
  • Providing Support to CSWs
  • Completing Special Projects
  • Assisting with Holiday Activities
  • Staff Special Events

Become a DCFS Volunteer


Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Los Angeles (CASA) is a nonprofit that enlists screened, trained, and supervised community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children in foster care.

CASA volunteers work with a child and help guide them through key areas in their life, especially in finding permanent placement, school, health, and mental health issues. Volunteers are allies who advocate for the child’s best interests, gathering information and making recommendations to the dependency court – and they can be a great resource.

CASA of Los Angeles


Connect with Youth through Kidsave

Kidsave’s mission is to help children grow up connected to caring adults.

Volunteer to become a buddy to a child separated from their parents, donate monthly, mentor, or host a child on weekends and holidays so they don’t grow up alone.



Get your Faith-Based Organization involved

Encourage your faith-based organization to get involved with helping Los Angeles families and children. There are several simple things you can do to help, from posting flyers and making brochures available to your congregation, to hosting adoption matching events, or even inviting foster youth to church activities.

For more information on how your faith-based organization can support children in DCFS foster care, reach out to Ivonne Crescioni at (626) 229-3778.


Donate to the Adoption Trust Fund

For more information about placing a donation, reach out to:

Darlene Harris, Adoption and Permanency Resources Division at (323) 402-8461.

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