Become a volunteer
- Complete and return written volunteer application, Click here.
- Meet with volunteer coordinator for an in-person interview.
- Obtain state certification by successfully completing state-mandated domestic violence training
- Initial domestic violence training
- Commitment of a minimum of three hotline shifts OR six volunteer hours worked each quarter for a minimum of one year
- Minimum of six re-certification training hours annually, three of which must take place through Domestic Abuse Services
- Sensitivity and acceptance of self and others
- Common sense and clear thinking
- Dependability and time – able to commit to regular time assisting in one of the volunteer opportunities listed below
- Commitment to confidentiality
- Good listening and communication skills
- Basic computer skills
- Ability to handle emergency situations
- Ability to keep an open mind
- Court support – advocacy and support throughout the court process, including restraining order applications
- Community outreach – attend health fairs, post flyers, distribute promotional materials, help with mailings and phone calls
- Be a buddy – play with children at the Center while their mothers are in counseling
- Be a voice – on our hotline to answer questions, provide information and support
- Work in the office – administrative duties, project work, etc.
- Participate in events and training.
For more information, contact Leslie Coplin at email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-869-6501, ext. 173