Family Service Foundation, Inc

Get Involved and Internship Opportunities

We need people like you to join us in helping others. At our organization, volunteers are essential. Currently, volunteers serve Family Service Foundation in a number of ways, including serving on the Board of Directors, assisting with recreational activities, vacations, or working with individuals to enhance their social skills. Members who choose to volunteer bring their own expertise, experiences, and motivation to strengthen the support and services available to those we serve.

Volunteer opportunities area available in Prince George’s, Baltimore, Montgomery and Frederick counties and range from single-day to long-term commitments.

Requirements for volunteering vary based on the type of volunteer position desired, and may include criminal background, reference checks, drug testing, orientation and training, and confidentiality agreement.

For more information on getting started, email  FSFHR@fsfinc.org or call 301-459-2121 x 280.

We want to set you up for a successful and rewarding experience!

Internships

Family Service Foundation, Inc. (FSF) offers unpaid internships linked to courses for credit and to the fulfillment of community service hours

In most cases, Interns are working on their Masters in the Social Sciences, Social Work and Psychology. FSF has hosted interns from Gallaudet University, Bowie State University, George Washington University, Howard University, American University, Catholic University and Towson University.

Typical Daily Tasks Completed by Interns

  • Providing sign language training
  • Providing individual, family, and couples therapy
  • Facilitating various client groups
  • Working one-on-one with clients to improve specific skills
  • Job mentoring and coaching
  • Assist clients with pre-employment skills
  • Assisting clients in creating an employment profile
  • Conducting satisfaction surveys
  • Community activities

Interested students should check with their university to determine what qualifications off-site supervisors must possess and what procedures their university requires to initiate internships.

For more information on getting started, email FSFHR@fsfinc.org or call 301-459-2121 x 280.

Who do you want to help?

At Family Service Foundation, Inc. we have programs serving children, youth, families, who are dealing with mental illness. We also have programs to assist individuals who are developmentally disabled.

What kind of work do you like?

Do you like being active, performing administrative tasks, teaching others a new skill, or sharing your passion? We have volunteer positions that provide a wide range of work experiences.

Where do you want to volunteer?

Would you want to volunteer outside, in an office environment, or work with individuals in one of our facilities? Or perhaps you would like the opportunity to coordinate a food or clothing drive from your own home?

When are you available to volunteer?

Are you free during the days or evenings, or on the weekends? Do you have a few hours of free time once a week or once a month? Or do you only want to volunteer for special events? Most of our positions have flexible time frames that enable us to accommodate your schedule.

Why are you volunteering?

Is your service an educational requirement, faith based, or personal endeavor? Do you just want to make a difference or are there specific skills you would like to acquire through volunteering?

Group Opportunities

Groups of volunteers, whether they are part of a religious, civic, school or other organization, have made a tremendous impact in our community. Each year, Family Service Foundation relies on these groups to help us with special events, program activities, and general maintenance on many of our facilities. Groups as small as three and as large as 30 have helped us in a variety of our programs. Whatever your interests, availability or skill level, whether you are looking for a one-time opportunity or want to begin a relationship with our organization, there is an opportunity for your group to improve the lives of the people we serve.

Individual Opportunities

Individuals, whether volunteering once or on an on-going basis, help Family Service Foundation extend our mission. Join us by assisting in one of our many different service opportunities that will make a meaningful impact in our community.

Corporate Opportunities

We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities for corporate groups. Your team can share its knowledge and expertise by leading a legal, financial, health or other skill based workshop; help out Family Service Foundation’s programs by hosting a fundraiser; sponsor a beautification or maintenance project at one of our residential facilities; or host one of our monthly birthday parties. Other activities include working or sponsoring an ice cream social, a holiday celebration, or other event at one of our residential facilities, or coordinating a donations drive.

At Family Service Foundation (FSF), a social services organization in Baltimore, Maryland, we are dedicated to providing advocacy and support to individuals with mental and physical disabilities that have recently left inpatient settings. Integration back into the community can be difficult; for that reason, each member of our team works to provide services specifically tailored to each individual and family that we work with. We believe that all individuals can achieve their highest levels of social, physical, and emotional well-being in the community when they have the proper support. FSF specializes in serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also have American Sign Language interpreters on staff at all of our locations for the convenience of our Deaf and hard of hearing clients. For more information about The Family Service Foundation, please visit our website at www.fsfinc.org or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
5301 76th Ave
Landover Hills
MD
20784
USA