Main Office M-F 9 AM-5 PM +1-301-664-9664

24/7 Crisis Pregnancy ONLY Hotline for Maryland/Virginia/DC:+1-888-731-6601 or TEXT: 240-600-1106

PWNL (Older Child) after hours counselor:+1-888-955-3339

5th Annual Barker Goes Nats! Sunday, June 25, 2017- Purchase Tickets HERE

Barker will be closed at 3pm on Friday, May 26th through Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day

Volunteers are at the heart of our mission.

Every day, volunteers help us find permanent, loving families for children by donating their time and talents – while simultaneously building their own new skills.  Service and/or academic credits may be available for middle school and high school students.  Unless otherwise specified, work location is Maryland, Virginia, and/or Washington, D.C.

The types of activities and events we often need volunteers to support may include, for example:

  • Communications mailings
  • Annual Conference on Adoption and Foster Care
  • Guest bloggers for the Barker Blog
  • Grant research
  • Photographers at Barker events
  • Fundraising events including Lunar New Year, 70th Anniversary Gala, “Barker Goes Nats!”
  • Organizational tasks around the office
  • “Phonathon” fundraising calls
  • Data entry

For more information, please contact Sue Hollar, Associate Director, at 301-664-9664 or