Family Services - Child Welfare & Mental Health

Ongoing - Direct Client Contact - Childcare - Support Groups & Events

NOTE: This volunteer role requires an application and background screening. Please contact Volunteer Services about the process if you are interested in signing up:

Volunteers are needed to help with childcare at

  • Family Support Groups
  • special events, like our Foster Family Appreciation Picnic
  • in-service training sessions for our foster parents (note: childcare for medically fragile children at these training sessions is a specialized role described in another listing)


  • Family Support Group - VMCR Anne Arundel Co. (Millersville) - 3rd Tuesday of every month. Reporting time 5:30-5:45PM. Group runs 6:00-7:30PM
  • Family Support Group - VMCR Harford County (at the Arrow School) - 2nd Thursday of every month.  Reporting time 5:45PM. Group runs from 6:15 to 7:30 PM
  • Family Support Group - VMCR Frederick (300 W. 9th Street) -- 2nd Tuesday of every month. Reporting time is 5:45 PM. Group runs from 6:00 to 7:15 PM
  • Family Support Groups also take place in Lansdowne, Miller's Court, and Towson. Inquire regarding current volunteer needs.

All volunteers

  • Submit an application and three references
  • Interview
  • Background check (online)
  • Child Protective Services clearance
  • Photo ID
  • Health questionnaire to assess for tuberculosis exposure (or results of recent TB test)
  • Pre-Service Training & Orientation, held quarterly. 

Treatment Foster Care volunteers

  • Must be 18+ years of age
  • Fingerprinted and checked against federal and state databases
  • First Aid and CPR certification preferred but not required (we cannot provide these)


Qualifications Required

  • Policy forms Must be Completed
  • Reference check Must be at least 2 clear

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Evening
  • Tuesday Evening
  • Wednesday Evening
  • Thursday Evening
  • Friday Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Sunday Evening