Get Involved

The Foley Foundation is always looking for people to help advance our mission and we’re eager to hear from you. Please reach out when you see opportunities.

  • Director of Hostage Advocacy & Research

    Hybrid Work
    Candidates must be based in Washington, D.C.

    The individual selected for this role will perform two critically important duties – conducting authoritative and independent research about hostage-taking of Americans abroad and leading the Foundation’s engagement with families of American captives.

    • Research: The employee will interview families of hostages and wrongful detainees, returned hostages, government officials, and third-party experts to gather insights. This qualitative research is set in the context of current and historical trends regarding the scourge of hostage-taking and unlawful detention. In addition to producing the Foundation’s flagship Bringing Americans Home report, the employee will also write supplemental policy research notes to inform public advocacy and discourse.
    • Advocacy: This role involves regular touchpoints with families, being responsive to case developments, and advocating side-by-side with (or on behalf of) individual families before government officials. This work is done confidentially and requires a high degree of emotional intelligence, empathy, and compassion.

    To apply, send your resume to

  • Event Planning

    The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation invites you to share Jim’s mission and legacy by volunteering your time. Those who wish to volunteer may do so by emailing Amy Coyne.

    • Event Planning – Events include
      • Foley 5k Run (Rochester, NH)
      • Foley Freedom Awards (Washington, DC)
      • Marquette and Northwestern Alumni (Chicago, IL)
      • Phoenix Foley Alliance (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Other Volunteer Needs

    • Trauma Counseling
    • Psychiatrists – For returning American hostages and their families
    • Medical Care
    • Mid-level Providers – For returning American hostages and their families
    • Freelance Conflict Reporter Training
    • Administrative Assistance
    • Graphic Design
    • Digital Expertise Specifically in social media and website CMS
    • General Research and Documentation
    • Fundraising
  • In Kind Donations

    In Kind Donations are welcome! Goods, for use by the Foundation for special events or auctions. Services and pro-bono expertise are always needed. Those who wish to offer in kind donations, may do so by emailing Amy Coyne.

    • Printing Services
    • Accommodation in Washington, DC For American hostage families and advocates
    • Airline travel For American hostage families and hostage advocates
    • Grant Writing