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Opportunity Title
Facilitate Acitivites and Games for Children Within the Children, Youth, and Families Division!
Project Description
Volunteer and Partner Services is recruiting volunteers to assist with child-care events throughout Fairfax County. VPS offers volunteer child care for a variety of opportunities including, but not limited to: Family Partnership meetings, court hearings, special events, special trainings for parents, and home-visits. Volunteer Child Care Specialists will directly support children, youth, and families involved in the Prevention, Foster Care & Adoption, Child Protective Services (CPS), Family Engagement, and Protection and Preservation Services programs. All programs are housed within the Children, Youth, and Families Division within the Fairfax County Department of Family Services. While volunteers are encouraged to bring activities or age-appropriate materials, most events provide a child-friendly space with toys and other items. Events typically last anywhere from 2-4 hours and can be located at any of the four DFS offices: Fairfax, Reston, Annandale, or South County (Alexandria). Interested volunteers are desired to have experience caring for children, in early childhood development, or have a passion for working with and supporting families in the Fairfax County community. If you are interested in volunteering for child-care opportunities with the Department of Family Services, contact Alexandra Stewart at 703-324-7871 or Alexandra.Stewart@Fairfaxcounty.gov. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill Purpose: To provide excellent child care services for clients during Family Partnership Meetings, court dates, home-visits or special events. Benefits: Help families come together by giving them the time and space they need to solve their current situation. Feel the satisfaction of giving back to your community. Excellent social work experience.
Opportunity Type
One Time
Start Date    
Minimum number of hours
Mission Areas/Types
Children & Youth
Women's Issues
Minimum Number of Volunteers
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Minimum Age?
Additional information
All Volunteer Child Care Specialists will have to complete an interview and FBI/CPS background check. There is no charge to applicants.