Family Engagement

Volunteer

You are a powerful voice for kids. As parents and caregivers, you have the experience and expertise to make change for kids.

Volunteer

Family Engagement

You are a powerful voice for kids. As parents and caregivers, you have the experience and expertise to make change for kids.

YOUR EXPERIENCE IS POWERFUL – SHARE IT!

Parents and caregivers are key to campaigning for kids! With SCAN, you can influence decision-makers and help secure investments for kids.

Start Your Advocacy Journey Today

Advocate for your own family and millions more.

Our Family Engagement Program offers training, flexibility, leadership development, and networking opportunities. To facilitate your participation, SCAN has funding available to help cover childcare and transportation costs related to many program activities.

Guided by their lived experiences, parents and caregivers are making change for kids! In 2023, advocates like you helped SCAN reach more than 7,000 caregivers, recruited 575 volunteers, and helped to reach hundreds of lawmakers.


Join a Community of Changemakers

Choose the opportunities that work best for you: share your story with lawmakers, participate in local events, or speak up on social media. Don’t worry — we’ll provide the tools you need to be a champion for children.

Upcoming Events

Sat

15

Sat

15

June 15 @ 10:00 am – June 29 @ 3:00 pm EDT

SCAN’s Richmond Community Outreach Event

Richmond Flying Squirrels Stadium, 3001 N. Arthur Asche Blvd, Richmond VA 23220

Thu

27

Thu

27

June 27 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

Community Outreach 101 Training

Zoom (VA)

Thu

27

Thu

27

June 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

Columbia Fireflies Advocate Appreciation Celebration

Segra Park (1640 Freed St. Columbia, SC 29201)

Tue

9

Tue

9

July 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm EDT

New Hampshire Birddogging Candidate Training

Zoom (NH)

Sat

13

Sat

13

July 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm CDT

Heal the Block Tabling Event (Gus Young Park)

Gus Young Park (4200 Gus Young Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70802)

Thu

18

Thu

18

July 18 @ 6:00 pm – June 18 @ 2:00 am PDT

Postcard Party in Spokane Valley!

Spokane County Library – 22 N Herald Rd, Spokane Valley, WA

Sat

3

Sat

3

August 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 am CDT

EBR School Back to School Bash Tabling Event

Raising Cane’s River Center (275 S. River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802)

Sat

24

Sat

24

August 24 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm CDT

Heal the Block Tabling Event (Memorial Stadium)

Memorial Stadium (1750 Foss St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802)

I learned that lawmakers want to hear from their people. Real stories about real people and real families capture their attention more readily than statistics… We are changemakers in West Virginia. Our lawmakers need to see this change firsthand…”

– Melinda Foster, Family Engagement Advocate, West Virginia

ADVOCACY IN ACTION

Check out the latest stories on our incredible volunteers!

Family Engagement Leadership

Marisol Diaz (She/Her)

Director for Family Engagement

Marisol Diaz is the Director for Family Engagement in New Mexico. A proud three-time NMSU graduate and native New Mexican, she has dedicated her professional career to social and health justice issues along the Rio Bravo in southern New Mexico. She has a decade of experience in coalition development, project management, community relations and policy advocacy.

Marisol has mobilized community on built environment, substance use/abuse, infrastructure, transportation, education, and economic relief efforts regionally and throughout New Mexico. She is passionate about ensuring that voices of the most marginalized and disenfranchised are elevated and heard. This work has resulted in wins for community advocates with local and state policy initiatives including local ordinance adoptions, state law changes, and funding allocations for a variety of projects as well as national recognition of regional efforts.

Email: mdiaz@savechildren.org

Annalise Romoser (She/Her)

Sr. Director for Partnerships and Family Engagement

Annalise Romoser brings nearly 20 years of grassroots, advocacy, and campaign experience to her role of Sr. Director for Partnerships and Family Engagement at Save the Children Action Network (SCAN).

Annalise has been with SCAN since 2017, leading the organization’s campaign efforts in Colorado to secure new investments in early learning and child nutrition. Before joining SCAN, Annalise served as Latin America Program Manager, Forest Campaigns, at the Environmental Investigation Agency, Director for Public Policy and Advocacy at Lutheran World Relief, and as Senior Associate at the U.S. Office on Colombia.

From 2002-2006, Kimberly was National Field Director at People for the American Way, where she served as co-chair of the National Grassroots taskforce on the federal judiciary and managed the Political Action Committee. She also spent five years as Director of Policy and Programs for Women’s Action for New Directions, representing the organization on Capitol Hill and working for two years as Finance Director for Citizen Action’s Campaign for a Responsible Congress. She grew up in Utah, but has made Washington, D.C., her home for the last 25 years.

Email: mdiaz@savechildren.org