Volunteer and Partner Services Program


About the Volunteer and Partner Services Program

The Volunteer and Partner Services (VPS) Program engages volunteers and builds partnerships to support families with children who are at risk of abuse, neglect or placed in foster care or with relatives. The program builds volunteer capacity in the division, implements programs, and directs activities that promote positive relationships within the community. Together, Volunteer and Partner Services Program and Children, Youth and Families staff, support workers by providing the most efficient, safe and stable service to our clients. We appreciate our volunteers very much! For more information about the Volunteer and Partner Services Program, email Krissa Slone or call 703-324-7751.

View The Volunteer Post, a newsletter dedicated to our volunteers and partners. (See past newsletters.)

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Administrative Assistant Program
    This program provides light administrative support in the Alexandria, Annandale, Fairfax and Reston offices of the Department of Family Services.

  • Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program
    Help provide clothing, food and toys to children and families who are in need during the holidays.

  • BeFriend-A-Child Mentor Program
    Consider being a mentor for children who are experiencing difficult life circumstances, such as the loss of a parent, abuse and/or neglect.

  • Body Safety Program - Speak Up Be Safe
    This child abuse prevention education program focuses on teaching children the skills needed to stay safe - to prevent sexual abuse, to deal with bullies and how to handle sad or angry feelings.

  • Father Engagement Program for Volunteers
    Facilitate parenting classes for fathers who struggle with parenting and engaging with their children. Help fathers develop skills that can lead to better family relationships.

In-kind or Monetary Donation Opportunities

In addition to the programs mentioned above, here are other ways to volunteer time or gifts to help families.

  • Provide food for approximately 25 - 30 people participating in parenting courses.
  • Provide gift cards or monetary funds to cover the cost of food, materials, supplies and child care expenses for a family.
  • Sponsor a child going to camp, a group outing, a program for children or other educational and social opportunities.

Email Krissa Slone or call 703-324-7751.

Announcement! - Become a VPS Donor

Announcement! - Volunteers Needed for One-Time Special Events

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Thank You to Sponsors

  • Aerotek
  • Alice's Kids
  • AMF Bowling Centers Inc.
  • BB&T
  • Bridle Paths
  • Cameo Kitchens, Inc.
  • Client Solution Architect CSA
  • Commonwealth Consultants Foundation
  • Creative by Cristina
  • CTB3 - DJ
  • Dev. Technology Group, Inc
  • Diane Cara Photography
  • Eta Delta Delta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi
  • Fairfax County Park Authority
  • Flight Trampoline Park
  • Gerald Kirwin Family
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Grace Presbyterian Church
  • Harmony Road Music & Art
  • Information Technology Strategies LLC
  • Kay Jewelers
  • Korean United Methodist Church
  • McIntire Solutions
  • McLean Bible Church
  • MITRE Corporation
  • Most Valuable Kids, Inc.
  • Music for Life
  • Navy Patuxent Sailing Club at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River
  • Olive Garden Italian Restaurant - Fair Lakes
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc
  • Pajama Program
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
  • Starbucks
  • Sundance Vacations
  • The Kids Bookclub
  • TriCrest
  • Verizon
  • Washington Nationals Baseball Club
  • Wegmans Food Market Company
  • Yon Chung Photography

For information about how to become one of our sponsors, email Krissa Slone or call 703-324-7751.

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