Department of Family Services - Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

703-324-5730
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 339
Fairfax, VA 22035

Nannette Bowler,
Director

Volunteer Opportunities

** Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline 703-360-7273; TTY 711 **

We’re Looking for a Few Good Volunteers!

You can make a difference in our community by sharing your time and talents. Our goal is to make your volunteer experience fulfilling and meaningful. Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (OFWDSVS) utilizes volunteers in a variety of positions and has created a program that not only helps us meet the needs of our community, but is also flexible enough to meet the needs of today’s volunteer. We have opportunities for those who want to support clients directly and other work that can support our agency’s operations. Our volunteer opportunities range from one-day special projects to long-term commitments with evening and weekend opportunities available.

These are some of the volunteer opportunities available:

  • Court Accompaniment Advocate: Provides clients with emotional support and information about the court process in order to prepare them for their role in petitioning for a PPO, either through the affidavit or the ex parte hearing, and may accompany clients to hearings.
     
  • Hospital Accompaniment Advocate: Responds to Inova Fairfax hospital to accompany victims of intimate partner violence or 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.
     
  • Hotline Counselor: Provides crisis intervention and supportive counseling for callers to our 24-hour domestic and sexual violence hotline. Hotline Counselors also provide referrals to medical, legal, shelter and social service support assistance.

Sign up for one of these upcoming volunteer orientations to learn more about how to get involved.

Friday, June 29
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Oakton Library
10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, VA 22124

Thursday, July 12
6 - 8 p.m.
Government Center
12000 Government Center Pkwy, Conference Room 7, Fairfax, VA 22035

Wednesday, July 18
6 - 8 p.m.
Government Center
12000 Government Center Pkwy, Conference Room 6, Fairfax, VA 22035

Friday, August 3
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
City of Fairfax Regional Library
10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

Tuesday, August 14
6 - 8 p.m.
Government Center
12000 Government Center Pkwy, Conference Room 7, Fairfax, VA 22035

 

If you have any questions, please contact Nadia Hoonan.

Learn more about the Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services.