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


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