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Your interest in serving your community through volunteering your time to Fauquier Family Shelter Services is greatly appreciated. Help is desired on both a regular and an as-needed basis.

The Volunteer Application Form is available for on-line submission.

The Volunteer Information Packet and Volunteer Application Form is available for download.

Here are some of the ways that we may utilize your talents:

Special Events:
  • Day of Caring - Participating through United Way, this is a day spent at the shelter helping out in a lot of different ways.

  • Typing - Helping out with correspondence in the office.

  • Filing - Assisting in organization of documents.

  • Database - Data entry

  • Quarterly Newsletter - Addressing and sorting

  • Charity Auction

  • Mass Mailing during late November

  • Spring Festival

  • Hoofin It for the Homeless

  • Mothers Day Brunch
Duties may be as diverse as selling tickets, contacting potential donors through mailings, manning a booth at the festivals, or baking cookies!

Program Activities:
  • Plan and supervise fun, therapeutic activities for children who are in the shelter and transitional program
       - Music appreciation
       - Arts and crafts
       - Special occasion parties

This is an especially great opportunity for creative people (or for those of us who WISH we had that special talent and just want to try real hard!)


Life Skills Classes:

Instruction includes the following subjects:
  • Money management

  • Nutrition

  • Simple meal preparation

  • Job interviewing skills

  • Building self-esteem

  • Dressing for success

  • Health maintenance

  • Personal hygiene

  • Goal setting

  • Parenting

PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity requires a dedicated individual.

Everyday Practical Skills for Adults:
  • Obtaining a GED

  • Getting a driver's license

Child Tutor/Preschool Programs:
  • Assist student in homework assignments

  • Develop and run educational programs for children in shelter and/or transitional house

PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity requires a motivated individual with experience in child care and child development. Volunteers may be requested to run a program for two nights a week, for three consecutive weeks.

Child Care Provider:
  • Provide child care to clients who have children so that they may attend life skills classes

Handy Person:
  • Assist with general maintenance and repairs

  • Painting on an as-needed basis

  • Landscaping in the spring and summer around shelter grounds

These are just a sampling of the areas you may be interested in. Come and serve on one of these worthwhile committees!

We hope this has been of assistance to you in identifying how you would most like to volunteer your valuable time to Fauquier Family Shelter Services. However, if you are interested in donating you time in an area not described in this packet, please contact the Shelter staff to discuss your idea. We are driven by the inspiration and dedication of our volunteers, and, in truth, could not function without them!

Whatever your interest or skills may be, there IS an opportunity for you to make a difference in the community through volunteer work at Fauquier Family Shelter Services.

The Volunteer Application Form is available for on-line submission. The Volunteer Information Packet and Application Form is available for download in PDF format. Get Acrobat Reader


FOR MORE INFORMATION OR COMMENTS, EMAIL US AT  ffss@fauquierfamilyshelter.org
OR CALL US AT 540-341-0900