We are glad you are interested in volunteering with the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and supporting children and youth in Arkansas. There are several ways you can support children, youth or families who are involved with DCFS. To name a few we are seeking volunteers that are willing to:  

  • Provide transportation to appointments for children, youth or biological parents
  • Assist with clerical office needs such as filing, copying, case file organization, or short-term child care for children whose parents are participating in meetings with our staff or court hearings
  • Assist with recruitment and support of foster parents and volunteers by joining a local recruitment team, preparing meals for foster families, hosting community outreach meetings, or becoming a First Aid/CPR trainer
  • Help with events for children in foster care by funding birthday celebrations, hosting fun activities throughout the year for children in foster care, or assisting with holiday projects such as collecting wish lists for children and youth
  • If you would like to donate to your local DHS office below is a list of suggested items sometimes needed (new items only please):
    • Pajamas
    • Diapers and wipes
    • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
    • Underwear size 2T and up for children and youth of all ages
    • Socks for children and youth of all ages
    • Pacifiers, baby bottles and sippy cups
    • Deodorant, lotion, soap, baby shampoo and lice shampoo
    • Body Wash
    • Kid-friendly, pre-packaged non-perishable snacks (fruit snacks, crackers, granola bars, individual goldfish packages, applesauce pouches, fruit roll-ups)

To begin the process to become a DCFS volunteer, contact your local Department of Human Services office, or contact Diana Bernard at Diana.Bernard@dhs.arkansas.gov or 501-320-8968.

DCFS Address

P.O. Box 1437, Slot S560
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437

DCFS Phone Number

TDD: 501-682-1442

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