Spotsylvania Department of Social Services
The following volunteer opportunities are available at the Department of Social Services (DSS):
Holiday Hope Sponsor - Sponsors families for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas with gifts and/or food.
Volunteer Handyman - make minor repairs and improvements to the homes of DSS clients. Examples are minor plumbing repairs, installing child safety locks, and doing yard work.
Contact Lori Weresnick, Volunteer Services Coordinator at 540-507-7896 or email Lori.Weresnick@dss.virginia.gov for more information about volunteering.
Other Ways to Support Spotsylvania Department of Social Services:
Donate non-perishable food items to the Spotsylvania Emergency Concerns Association (SECA). SECA also accepts donations of lightly used clothing and household items. SECA's hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am - 2pm. SECA is located at 8812 Courthouse Road, their phone number is (540) 582-2465.
Contribute to one of our special funds:
Spotsylvania Special Needs Fund - This fund addresses emergency needs that cannot be funded by Federal, State or Local appropriations. One hundred percent of these funds are used to pay for such items as special formulas for infants, emergency food for families and the elderly, needed prescriptions for those not on Medicare or Medicaid, and other emergency needs.
The Joey Kniceley Memorial Fund - This memorial honors the memory of Joey Kniceley. Upon Joey's death, this fund was established by his grandparents, very active volunteers for the community of Spotsylvania, to provide for the special needs of foster children, such as clothing, special dietary requirements, educational needs, and gifts.
The Catherine H. Stanley Memorial Fund - Spotsylvania Community Policy & Management Team established this memorial fund to honor Catherine H. Stanley, a long-time Social Worker with the Spotsylvania School System and active community volunteer. This fund is targeted to prevention and early intervention services to eligible families in our community. The first program to benefit from this fund was Pre-School Initiative, a program for indigent children.
Sal's Helping Hand Fund - This memorial prevention fund was established in 2004 to honor the life of Salvatore Joseph Kiwall. Donations to this fund pay for emergency needs of families/children at risk of abuse, neglect, or foster care placement.
Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 249, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. Please remember that 100% of these funds go to clients' emergency needs.