Children's Program Volunteers
City of Alexandria's Domestic Violence Program
The Alexandria Domestic Violence Program is looking for volunteers to assist with Children's Support Group and with children's activities at the Battered Women's Shelter during weekday evenings. Volunteers must complete mandatory training focused on the unique needs of children who have witnessed violence in the home.
- Arts and crafts
- board games
- Assistance with toy donations bagging and sorting during annual Children's Holiday Party in December
- Presentations at local schools (done virtually now due to COVID-19)
For everyone's safety, social distancing is practiced, plexiglass is installed and when possible, activities are done virtually. The Alexandria Domestic Violence Program (DVP) is dedicated to the fair, compassionate and respectful treatment of all survivors of intimate partner violence regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. If interested, please contact Sandra Fonseca at 703-746-4911 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
About City of Alexandria's Domestic Violence Program
123 N. Pitt Street, Suite 225, Alexandria, VA 22314, US
The Alexandria Domestic Violence Program is dedicated to fostering a healthy community through advocacy, education, and prevention. Our program is committed to empowering all those affected by violence and to providing inclusive services, while respecting diversity of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.
The Domestic Violence Program (DVP) is a 24-hour, 7 day a week, self-help program of the Department of Community and Human Services. The DVP provides emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, outreach counseling, court advocacy, women's support groups in English and Spanish, and a children's counseling program. The shelter offers emergency housing, food and emotional support in a safe, comfortable house licensed to accommodate 18 people.