Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Volunteer Positions


Interested in becoming a volunteer with
Fairfax County Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services?

Complete the Volunteer Interest form

or

Call our Volunteer Coordinator at 703-324-9495.


ADAPT Group Facilitator

Description: Co-facilitates an 18-week, certified domestic violence intervention program for perpetrators of domestic violence. Course is taught from the "Core Values Workshop" curriculum with an incorporated substance abuse education unit. Group Facilitators present educational material from the curriculum, review clients' homework and perform other group management responsibilities. Groups meet once a week at a specified location.
Schedule: Tuesdays or Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Alexandria, Annandale, Chantilly, or Reston

Compassion Training for Couples in Conflict Group Facilitator

Description: Co-facilitates a 10-week training for couples looking to reduce anger and resentment in their relationship. Course is taught from the "Core Values Workshop" curriculum. Group Facilitators teach clients a compassionate approach to anger and conflict and safe ways of regulating emotions. Groups meet once a week at a specified location.
Schedule: Tuesdays or Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Falls Church

Hotline Counselor

Description: Provides crisis intervention and supportive counseling for those in domestic and/or sexual violence situations on the 24-hour hotline. Hotline Counselors also provide referrals to medical, legal, shelter and social service support assistance.
Schedule: Volunteers take a regular shift during evening, weekend, or holiday hours
Location: The hotline is forwarded to your home or cell phone; you can receive calls at a convenient location

Hospital Advocate

Description: Advocates respond to the hospital to accompany victims of sexual violence who are receiving a forensic evidence collection exam. Advocates are called to provide emotional support for the victim in a time of crisis and provide referrals and information as needed.
Schedule: Volunteers are expected to take a regular shift on an on-call basis. Volunteers respond to the hospital only if dispatched by OFWDSVS staff.
Location: Advocates respond to Fairfax Hospital

Survivor Support Group Facilitator

Description: Co-facilitates 10-week group counseling sessions for domestic violence survivors. There are separate groups for adults and children. Group Facilitators present educational material from curriculum and perform other group management responsibilities. Groups meet once a week at a specified location.
Schedule: Support Group Sessions occur on the same day of the week each week. Sessions are scheduled based on staff and volunteer availability.
Location: Currently in Falls Church; other locations may be added over time.

Outreach Specialist

Description: Works in the community to educate others about issues related to domestic and sexual violence. Activities may include distributing informational materials to community institutions and establishments, providing trainings or informational presentations.
Schedule: Varies depending on requests and need
Location: Countywide
 

There is an urgent need
for volunteers in the following areas:

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Group Facilitators

Bilingual volunteers are needed to facilitate the Anger and Domestic Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) program and the Compassion Training for Couples in Conflict (CTCC) in Spanish. Spanish groups are held in the Annandale area. See job description for ADAPT Group Facilitator and CTCC Group Facilitator to the left.

ADAPT Program Group Facilitators - Alexandria Site

Volunteers are needed at our Alexandria site to facilitate the Anger and Domestic Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) program. The program is located in the Fort Belvoir/Mount Vernon area. See job description for ADAPT Group Facilitator to the left.

Hotline Counselors - Weekends

Hotline Counselors are needed to answer the Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Hotline on Saturdays and Sundays. Hotline Counselors provide crisis intervention and supportive telephonic counseling for survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse. A typical hotline shift is 2-4 hours weekly between the hours of 8:00am and 11:00pm. See job description for Hotline Counselor to the left.

Community Outreach Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist in distributing informational materials about services in the communities of Fairfax County. Volunteers work on a flexible schedule and can choose to participate on a one-time or long term basis. Several volunteers are needed from each area of Fairfax County including, but not limited to: Mount Vernon, Franconia, Springfield, Burke, Annandale, Fairfax, Oakton, Chantilly, Centreville, McLean, Reston, and Great Falls.

 

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