Volunteers are allies!

California Youth Connection (CYC) is a statewide foster youth empowerment and advocacy organization that is guided, focused, and driven by current and former foster youth, ages 14-24. CYC strives to improve the foster care system by making it possible for these youth to have a say in child welfare services that affect them.

CYC has over 30 local chapters throughout the state. In each of the chapters there is a need for adult volunteer supporters, to work with and assist youth members in reaching the goals of the organization. Supporters work with youth members to learn the important skills they need to lead the organization, help them define and work on issues, assist in preparation for meetings and presentations, and supervise youth when they travel to statewide conferences or speaking presentations.

CYC is seeking volunteers who care about foster youth, have an interest in assisting foster youth develop their leadership and political skills, and who can embrace a “youth-led” philosophy.

Volunteers are required to:

  • Be over the age of 21
  • Submit an application (including references)
  • Pass a background check
  • Submit additional documentation (copy of driver’s license, driving record, proof of insurance, confidentiality agreement etc.)
  • Complete an interview, training, and certification process
  • Attend 14 hours of training per year

Interested in learning more about the this important role?
Fill out the inquiry form below and we will get in contact to discuss next steps.