Fostering Hope

Fostering Hope is a Christian organisation whose work comes from the Bible and the teachings of Jesus to ‘visit’ and ‘care for’ orphans and widows, to put the lonely in families, to love the fatherless, to care for children, to love the neighbours in the communities God has placed us, and to be salt and light.

 

Vision: To see a movement of Australian Christians and churches living out their faith by caring for children growing up in out of home care.

 

Mission: To inspire and equip Christians in Australia to find more homes for children removed from their families of birth than are needed. To support the church to understand and support carers and children in care in their churches and communities.

 

Values: Fostering Hope has three core values that influence all our work. We are faith-rooted, child-focused and believe in the importance of community.

  1. Faith-rooted: As Christians, we believe each of us are rescued by God and adopted into His family and then encouraged to live like Jesus. Jesus’ example was one of loving and accepting the vulnerable and powerless and we seek to do the same. We commit to prayer and hold onto our faith in all our work.  We are open about our faith foundation and recognise the potential of individual Christians and church communities to make a difference.

  2. Child-focused: children and young people are the reason we do our work. Childhood is a time of developing, learning, and joy and only happens once. It is a time when we need protection and love from adults in our lives. We are passionate about finding the best possible home for every child who needs one, where they will find belonging, hope, and an opportunity to thrive. We believe vulnerable children can thrive in out of home care when we listen to their voices and are trauma-informed in our care.

  3. Value community: We value community for children who enter care and for carers. When children are removed, they are also removed from their communities and we work with carers to build a community around the children in their home. Caring for vulnerable children is not easy and carers need communities of other Christian carers and their church community for spiritual and practical support.

10 May, 2022  
Fostering Hope is seeking a Treasurer for our volunteer Board. We are looking for someone aligned with our mission and values and can support us in expanding our work.  Our Board is a volunteer board made up of Christians from different denominations. We currently employ three part time staff, an Executive Officer, Northern Coordinator and Mentor Coordinator. The Board meets in person every six weeks for about two hours.   We are seeking new Board members to support us with our growth and fulfilling our mission. 
Fostering Hope Remote Volunteer
10 May, 2022  
Fostering Hope is seeking a Treasurer for our volunteer Board. We are looking for someone aligned with our mission and values and can support us in expanding our work.  Our Board is a volunteer board made up of Christians from different denominations. We currently employ three part time staff, an Executive Officer, Northern Coordinator and Mentor Coordinator. The Board meets in person every six weeks for about two hours.   We are seeking a Treasurer with the ability to,   Oversee financial administration of Fostering Hope Have a basic understanding of accounting. Have a working knowledge of the policy and legislative environment Fostering Hope operates in. Keep up-to-date records as well as an audit trail for all transactions. Protect the organisation against fraud and theft, ensuring safe custody of money, and prompt banking. Make sure the board understands its financial obligations. Make sure the organisation complies with tax regulations, such as GST,...
Fostering Hope Remote Volunteer