Department of Family Services - Children and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

703-324-7500
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Nannette Bowler,
Director

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

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 - Dads Parenting Groups

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
(scroll down to the end of the page to learn more)

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

Permanency and Life Skills

Fairfax County’s Life Skills services help to prepare 14 to 21-year-old youth in foster care for adult responsibilities and choices.

Parenting Education Programs for Volunteers

This program provides parenting education classes for families. Volunteers can facilitate sessions, provide meals or host classes at your facility.

Study Buddy Tutoring Program

Volunteer to tutor children in CYF programs who are elementary through high school age.

VPS On-Call Program

This program is ideal for volunteers who would like to help, but they are unable to commit to a regular schedule.

 

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

 

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