Jun 12, 2019 7:30 AM
Veronica Marciniak
Volunteer Case Reviewers

Veronica Marciniak
Volunteer Coordinator
Department of Children and Families
600 Washington St. 6th fl
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-748-2306

Lisa Brown is the Director of Volunteers for the Foster Care Review Unit at DCF.   They have a unique state-wide volunteer opportunity and are working to increase our recruitment efforts.   She is hoping our organization may be able to help amplify this opportunity.

The Department of Children and Families offers a unique opportunity for community volunteers who would like to make a difference in a foster child's life.  For a few hours of your time each month, you can participate on a panel that helps plan a brighter future for each child in care. DCF is required by law to review each foster child's case every six months. The review is conducted by a three member panel, with one member being from the local community. A volunteer reviewer can make a difference for child.

Volunteer Case Reviewers must be 18 years old, submit to a background check and make a one year commitment (can be academic year) to the program- volunteer case reviewers need only complete a minimum of one case per month (or you can complete up to 12 each month).  The schedules are flexible and happen Monday-Friday during business hours.

Please feel free to share with anyone you think might make a great candidate for this unique volunteer opportunity.   The attached PDF can also be printed and posted. 

Our website includes information and an online application.  https://www.mass.gov/dcf-foster-care-review-volunteer

Thank you for the work you do supporting our community.

Lisa Brown
Director of Volunteer Services DCF
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111