Office Buddies

Office buddies show up at DHS offices when a child is being taken into foster care and is awaiting their next placement.

Office Buddies


Office Buddies show up at DHS offices when a child is taken into foster care and awaiting their next placement. Children can spend hours waiting in the office with many unknowns.

While caseworkers furiously make phone calls and manage the necessary paperwork, an Office Buddy spends time entertaining and caring for the child during their most vulnerable time.



Office Buddies volunteers are regularly available between 8am and 5pm (the hours that DHS offices are open) and can easily drop what they are doing to meet a child at the office. This volunteer role is fluid and dependent on the number of children entering into care.

To become an Office Buddy a DHS volunteer orientation is required. Contact Us to receive the upcoming orientation dates.