There are many ways to help


We work with several external agencies to promote volunteer and mentoring opportunities.

CASA of San Luis Obispo County advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system. CASA recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers who advocate for this vulnerable population with the goal of ensuring that each and every child grows up in a safe, nurturing, and permanent home.

Family Care Network believes that each member of the community brings a unique skill, talent, or resource that has the potential to impact the lives of the children and families served by the agency. Whether it is stuffing envelopes in the office, serving food at an event, or mentoring or tutoring a youth, individuals from our community have added tremendously to the agency’s overall success.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo is a donor and volunteer supported organization to help vulnerable children of single, low-income and/or incarcerated parents. Funding provides for targeted and careful volunteer recruiting, screening and matching, as well as ongoing support for volunteers, children, and families, ensuring child safety and sustaining successful long term relationships with positive outcomes.

Foster Family Friendly Business

Foster Family Friendly Businesses provide a small discount on goods and services to local foster families and foster youth to help ease their financial burden. Customers will qualify for a discount by displaying a Foster Family Friendly discount card.

If you decide to join the Foster Family Friendly Business program, you will receive a FREE window cling (see below) to be displayed in your business.

Your business will also be featured in a brochure provided to the approximately 150 foster families in San Luis Obispo County and featured on our website as a business partner.

Download our current brochure of Foster Friendly Business Partners.

If you would like to be recognized as a Foster Family Friendly Business, Download our Foster Friendly Business Form, fill in the requested information and send the completed form to our office. We look forward to hearing from you.


Contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo – see description under the title “Volunteer/Mentor” on this page.

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