With an estimated 146 million orphans and vulnerable children in the world, facing the Global Orphan Crisis seems daunting. In Central Florida, alone, we have 1,500+ vulnerable children who need homes and hundreds—if not thousands—of families in need of assistance. The reality is that as individuals we can’t possibly help all these children, but God has called all of us to do something. And the good news is that if everyone does something, that changes everything. Whatever your talents, abilities, experiences and resources are, there is a place for you in the movement to care for vulnerable children and it’s not limited to adoption, foster or Safe Family care. Our volunteers come alongside our programs to help families and ministries fulfill and sustain their calling as rescuers and caretakers of the orphaned and at-risk.
Be a part of wrestling in prayer for and/or encouraging our adoptive, foster and safe family parents, children and all those involved in the work of orphan care. We will give you a monthly calendar with creative ways to pray and specific families to pray for and encourage. Prayer is no small thing!
This may seem like a simple task, but it’s a huge need that helps make healthy living and thriving marriages possible for adoptive, foster and Safe families.
Assist foster, adoptive and Safe families in meeting their practical needs by helping them with meals, errands (picking up an item on your next grocery run, providing transportation, etc.) and home care (lawn care, home maintenance, cleaning, etc.)
Spend 3 to 5 hours a month advocating for adoptive and foster families. Get to know them, discover their needs and act as a voice to help connect them with the resources they need through their community and other Love Made Visible volunteers. Help each family feel connected, supported and equipped as we ensure that we are present and available to walk out their families’ calling to serve vulnerable children with them.
Spend 3-4 hours a week telling the stories unfolding in Love Made Visible programs through social media, website update and monthly e-news.
Spend two hours the first Monday of every month from 6:40pm to 8:40pm caring for adoptive, foster children and their siblings. Parents will attend a support group where they’ll get to enjoy relationships with other foster and adoptive parents, share resources and have access to a licensed social worker in order to discuss various topics.
*A couple of exceptions to the first Monday meeting.
Every month adoptive, foster and Safe Family parents have the opportunity to drop off their children for a night of fun and games while they get to go out on a date or just have some fun (maybe nap). Get your toes wet and serve individually, as a family or with your missional community.
Spend time with foster kids from 7:00pm – 9:00pm the second Tuesday of every month, while foster parents attend a county support meeting. Childcare and meeting happen on the east side of town at Real Life.
Put on your cape and team up with a super awesome special needs child for two hours every week and help them navigate Mosaic Kids in an inclusive children’s ministry program.