How Can I Help?
Community of Care Roles
When a child comes into care, a foster family often gets only a few hours to prepare for their arrival. If you sign up to be a First Responder, you will get notifications about new foster placements and what might be needed immediately on their first night (ie, formula, diapers, clothing, etc.) Click here to be added to the First Responder team.
Foster families have a lot of adjustments to make as they welcome new children into their home. It is a blessing for them to receive meals at the beginning of their journey as well as during difficult/busy times. Click here to be added to the Meals team.
Do you want to be a valuable help to a local foster family? Having trained and loving babysitters available to help both foster and biological children helps immensely as families try to attend trainings, therapy sessions, doctor’s appointments and also just have an evening out. We are looking for individual babysitters as well as couples who have different availabilities (weekdays, weeknights, weekends). Click here to learn more about joining the Babysitting team.
Will you commit to pray for our foster and adoption ministry? Prayer is powerful as we serve these vulnerable children. If you sign up for the Prayer team, you will be emailed on a regular basis with prayer requests surrounding our foster children, foster families, adoptive families and ministry goals. Click here to be added to our Prayer team. Download the prayer guide »
DBC hosts multiple foster care and volunteer trainings a year and we are looking for a team of people who enjoy shopping, setting up food and drinks, and basically creating a warm and inviting environment to support foster families and volunteers. Click here to be added to the Hospitality team.
Special Events/Service Projects
Throughout the year, oneFamily offers special events to support foster/adoptive families in the community (Family Fun Nights) as well as service projects (ex. Undie Sundays, Backpack collection). We need people who enjoy doing short-term, fun projects that make a big impact! Click here to be added to our Special Events/Service Projects team.
Foster families need support and one of the biggest blessings (for them and for the kids) is for foster children to be able to spend the weekend with a trained and loving respite family. Respite care providers receive the same training as foster parents and undoubtedly form relationships with the children and foster families that can last a lifetime. Click here to receive more information about Respite Care.
There are children in foster care who need a loving and safe home. They need someone who will help them heal, get them the support and services they need and to know that someone believes in them. We need families and singles who are willing to show the love of Christ to a vulnerable child or sibling group. And DBC is committed to surrounding every foster parent with a Community of Care (babysitters, respite care, prayer, support, training, etc.) so no one fosters alone. Click here for more information about becoming a Foster Parent.