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Open Your Home

Do you have the gift of hospitality? Find out what it means to be a foster parent or to provide short term respite care for children in need.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you are ready to run, walk, or crawl there are many ways you can help a child in need.

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Engage Your Church

Assist us in raising awareness at your church of the current foster care crisis and help us support the caregiver families already in your congregation. Help prevent a child’s removal to foster care by joining the Safe Families for Children movement.

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CarePortal brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Child welfare workers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond. 

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Donate New and Gently Used Items

Foster placements are often made with little notice. Help our families be prepared for their new arrivals by donating goods. We even have a list of items which specific families currently need, updated periodically.

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Event Help

Volunteers are needed for set-up, registration, kitchen support, clean up, and to care for the children at our events. Contact our Events & Programs Manager, Melanie Hohengasser, to hear about our upcoming volunteer opportunities!

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Become a foster parent or assist with Preventative Care

If you are interested in opening your home through foster care or providing short term weekend respite, please contact Judy Holmes or call (650) 917-1210.

If you are a family caring for children at-risk

God bless you for opening your home to at-risk children/youth. Help One Child offers many resources for families caring for children who are at-risk. Whether you are an approved resource family, providing relative care, or a reunified family, we offer:

  • Parenting Classes
  • Life Skills classes for Children
  • Parents’ Night Out
  • Christmas Party
  • Parent HelpLine
  • CPR classes
  • And much more!

For more information, contact Judy Holmes or call (650) 917-1210

Join a team

  • Signs of Hope Camp Volunteers

    Join us on a local mission trip and serve at Help One Child’s Signs of Hope Camp. This week long summer camp for foster and at-risk children takes place at Mission Springs’ Frontier Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

  • Supper Club

    A home-cooked meal can mean a lot to a child that has been removed from their home. Help One Child volunteers cook scrumptious meals for the children and teens in residence at various group homes throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Learn more.

  • Babysitters

    Live scanned volunteers are needed to give parents in our network a well-deserved break. Sitters may volunteer on a regular or as-needed basis; they may serve one family or multiple families; they are always free to say, “No, I am busy.” Sitters may give parents a night out, a free Saturday, or a little time for themselves.

Ministry Champions and Regional Advisors

  • Help us connect to churches by advocating for us with your pastors and ministry leaders, hosting a Parents’ Night Out or Donation Drives.
  • Represent

    Help One Child at your church and/or community events.

  • Join the Board

    Bring your professional experience and passion for our cause to our board.

  • Grant Writers and Donors

    Help One Child seeks volunteers with an expertise in grant writing and others interested in networking with church mission groups.

Contact Executive Director Valerie Crane for details.

Professional Services

Are you a nurse, doctor, counselor, attorney, photographer, video enthusiast, etc.?

If so, Help One Child would love to make use of your unique skill set to support children at-risk. Contact