|Volunteers are an important part of the Women In Distress team. They play an important role in helping to keep families safe as they rebuild their violence-free lives. Women In Distress utilizes over 300 volunteers each year. Once an application is submitted, you will be contacted within 1-2 weeks by a staff member with next steps.
Consistent Volunteer Opportunities
Assist Directly With Our Families
Volunteer areas include answering calls on our 24-hour crisis line; assisting our advocates with updating participant files; playing with and supervising children in our Respite program while mom or dad meets with an advocate; and more. Please note: these volunteer opportunities require a commitment of 2-4 hours/week for 6 months, more than 24 hours of training, and a background check. Click here for the direct service application.
Assist In the Running of the Agency & Spreading Awareness
Volunteer areas include fundraising & events; representing Women In Distress at community events providing agency information and answering questions; providing administrative assistance in our Administration, Finance, or Human Resources departments; and more. Click here for the indirect service application.
One-time Volunteer Opportunities
Provide a Professional Service
Provide a service such as salon, spa, or makeover services; financial literacy; tutoring; Dress for Success and/or interviewing skills; etc. Click here for the professional services application.
Interested in volunteering with a group? There are several ways you can contribute and help our families, including hosting activities for families and children; cleaning & facility maintenance; Thrift Store operations; and more. Click here for the group volunteer application.
Thank you for selecting Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. to be the recipient of your community service hours. If hours are needed immediately, if they are court-ordered, or required for WorkForce One, please contact our Thrift Store at 954-975-7425, as we typically fulfill immediate service hour needs at that location.
We are always in need of in-kind donations including new and gently-used items. For more information, click here.