Shelter Assistant/Crisis Line:

  • Answer the DV & SA crisis lines (training provided)
  • Assist residents as needed in shelter with daily living skills 
  • Other volunteer opportunities:
    • Restocking kitchen cupboards
    • Organizing/cleaning
    • Processing donations
    • These volunteer opportunities available during daytime and evening hours, 7 days per week.

Receptionist/Office Work:

  • Greet visitors (during daytime hours)
  • Assist with clerical duties such as:
    • Data entry
    • Making copies
    • Filing
    • Preparing mailings
    • Familiarity with Word and Excel a plus.

Special Events/Fundraising:

  • Lend a hand at special events.
  • Fundraisers.
  • Mailings

Volunteer Shopper:

  • Purchase groceries and other items (with gift cards provided by the In-Courage) on weekly basis.
  • May also run other errands as needed.

Transportation:

  • Assist in the transportation of clients to appointments in the community and other various destinations.
  • Can use agency van or your insured vehicle.

Sexual Assault On-Call Advocacy:

  • Share in the on-call schedule to provide crisis intervention/support for victims, their family members and friends.
  • Provide support to survivors of sexual assault during a hospital medical exam and throughout the criminal justice process.
  • This opportunity is available primarily nights and weekends.

Support Group Assistant:

  • Help prepare for and co-facilitate support groups with trained staff.

Childcare:

  • Supervise children so moms can attend support groups, meet with staff, work on goals, or just have a little time alone.
  • Provide a non-violent, supportive atmosphere, Offer one-on-one assistance with homework and/or recreational activities.

Maintenance/Yard work:

  • Help with regular maintenance or yard work.
  • Summer lawn mowing is always needed. 

Community Education:

  • Tell your personal experiences with domestic violence or sexual assault to various groups or individuals.

Legal Advocacy:

  • Provide assistance in the preparation and filing of restraining orders.
  • Attend injunction hearings with petitioner.

 

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