Department of Family Services – Children, Youth and Families

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
Oriane Eriksen

Administrative Assistant Program

What is the Administrative Assistant Program?

Sherine and SabaVolunteers are needed to provide additional administrative support to staff working in the Department of Family Services' Children, Youth and Families (CYF) program. In 2019, volunteer administrative assistants contributed 3,331 hours of service that saved the county $91,602!

Help our office provide assistance to our callers and visitors by volunteering today! For more information, email Samantha Carrico or call 703-324-7576. 

How Does the Program Work?

HerminVolunteer administrative assistants graciously support staff in the Fairfax office. Volunteers' responsibilities include:

  • Answering the phone.
  • Greeting and directing visitors.
  • Preparing case files and documents for scanning, photocopying, filing, faxing, sorting and indexing.
  • Managing mail and supplies.
  • Photocopying documents.
  • Other tasks as needed.

Volunteers are scheduled to work between four to five hours, two to five days per week for a commitment of at least one year.

How Can You Help?

Become a Volunteer Administrative Assistant!

Mary and Mary LouThis is a great opportunity to:

  • Refresh your skills.
  • Ease your way back into the workplace.
  • Learn something new while making a difference for families in the community.

Volunteer positions are available supporting CYF programs in the Fairfax office. If you are able to commit to a regular volunteer schedule multiple times each week for a year or longer, email Samantha Carrico or call 703-324-7576. for more information or to start the volunteer application process.

Learn more about the application process and criteria for becoming a volunteer with the Administrative Assistant Program. Apply to volunteer today!

Meet Our Volunteers

Laura Bos Marie Glass Devika Raj Jenny Ren

Meet Our Volunteers

Laura BosLaura Bos has spent the past 35+ years working at DC-based non-profits, most recently at AARP and the Brookings Institution. Her experience includes strategic communications, partner outreach, marketing and project management. She earned an undergraduate degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland and an MBA from George Washington University. 

Marie Glass“After retiring recently, I was looking for meaningful volunteer work and found the Administrative Assistant Program in the Department of Family Services. To work with such wonderful people who are devoted to making the lives of children and families better is a privilege and an honor. I hope that I, too, can contribute to this department mission as I continue to learn the responsibilities of the volunteer role.”

Devika Raj“I applied to this volunteering program as I thought it would give me an opportunity to serve the community and … help children in need. I was specifically interested in the administrative assistant position because I felt that the job calls for a lot of interaction and coordination with people, and since I majored in Communication it gives me an opportunity to apply my skills. Right from day one of my training at the department, I noted that the staff are very friendly and supportive. It is a very positive environment, and it gives me a feeling of satisfaction. I am so thankful that the Department selected me for this program.”

Jenny Ren“I'm motivated to volunteer because I have a real passion for helping others and the joy I find in connecting with people. Being part of this awesome community is not only fulfilling but also a fantastic learning and growth experience. This is one incredible volunteer program! It's the perfect place to make a difference and develop new skills along the way.”

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