Are you interested in volunteering or meeting needs we have as an organization?
Occasionally we have opportunities come up where we could use some help. This is often around the times of our monthly I Belong Project™ video shoots. Volunteers could be helpful with organizing new clothing donations, props for the shoot, set up, clean up, etc.
Please note that in order to attend a video shoot and work with the children there will be a background check completed, phone interview with one of our staff, and training day of event. We have a very limited number of spaces available for these opportunities.
Fill out a little information about yourself so we can know how to best utilize your help. We are working throughout the state of TN, and will contact you when needs arise in your area!
Thank you so much for your willingness to connect and serve.
Other options to explore
Contact and love on your local DCS office. Social workers work long hours, have difficult caseloads and often feel “unseen”. Bring some treats by their office and thank them for the work they do.
We have an ongoing Amazon Wish List for items that we love to provide for children at video shoots. Items are shipped directly to our team and are more appreciated than we could ever express. We watch the children light up, let their walls down and have a fantastic time when they play with Legos, make jewelry, decorate framed photos of themselves. We also need practical stuff like clothing racks, sign boards. Help us cut down on overhead costs by shipping some of these needs directly to us through this wish list.
Donate brand new clothing for our video shoots. The children get to pick out a new outfit if they desire and we watch their confidence level instantly boost! We can arrange for pickup, or donations can be sent to Tennessee Kids Belong 1229 Lakeview Dr. Franklin, TN 37067. Email us, using the button below, to arrange a larger pick up or drop off at our storage unit.
Are you connected to a restaurant or business in your community? Consider asking this location to become “foster friendly”. Foster families change in size overnight, and it can make it tricky and expensive to have memberships to gyms, go out to eat, or shop. When companies offer discounts, acknowledging foster families, they feel seen and cared for, and this will give children in foster care the same opportunities as other children in the home. (gymnastics classes, dinners out, etc.)
Share a video of a waiting child from our site on your social media. Using your platform to help give these children a voice is one of the best ways you can give them more exposure, and ultimately, a family to call their own.
Think outside the box and tell us about it! We have had some of the most CREATIVE, INSPIRING ideas of how to serve children and families come from YOU. From a local woodworker donating tree swings to foster families, to benefit concerts, to real estate companies becoming involved because they see the value in HOME, we want to hear from you!