Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!
Do you want to give back to your community and make a difference? Women In Distress depends on our community and volunteer support and would love to see our community flourish!
We have many different types of ways to volunteer and provide much-needed support and services to our center and community. Below are the different types of opportunities available with their descriptions and requirements. Volunteers play an important role in helping to keep families safe as they rebuild their violence-free lives. Due to the serious nature of our work and all volunteer opportunities require a background check and agency training.
If you are interested, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.
MINIMUM VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
• Submit a completed volunteer interest form.
• Complete a background check and all requisite training.
• Must be ready to make a BIG difference!
Direct Service Volunteers
Our Direct Service Volunteers are volunteers that have obtained clearance through our 30-hour Core Competency training to work directly with our participants in our center. Volunteer areas include assisting our advocates with updating participant files; supervising children in our Respite program while mom or dad meets with an advocate; and more.
Volunteering in a direct service capacity is a great opportunity to directly support those affected by domestic violence. Volunteers will have the chance to receive excellent practical experience in direct service, including the agency’s children’s enrichment services, specialty advocacy programs, emergency shelter, hotline, and other opportunities as outlined below. All services are provided in an empowerment-based, trauma-informed manner that seeks to ensure the safety of the domestic violence survivor and all vulnerable family members.
Please note: Direct service volunteer opportunities require a commitment of 3 hours/week and agency training including 30-hour Core Competency training, and background screening.
Indirect Service Volunteers
Volunteering in an indirect service capacity involves important contributions to the agency that do not come into direct contact with our programmatic services. This is a great opportunity for community members interested in gaining experience in the administrative side of non-profits or social services work. Volunteers in this role can assist with agency initiatives within our development and education teams. All services are provided in a manner that seeks to ensure the safety of the domestic violence survivor and all vulnerable family members.
Development Department Volunteer Opportunities
For volunteers who are looking for a volunteer opportunity that does not require a standard hourly commitment, the Development Department at Women In Distress is always looking for community members who want to give back through the work of the department.
We have many opportunities including:
- Events – Setting up at events and volunteering the day of
- Privately Hosted Events – Facilitating and communicating with the many businesses, organizations, and groups who conduct fundraisers to support Women In Distress
- Remote Opportunity – In the community – contacting supporting businesses to acquire silent auction items for events
- Blooming Sales Thrift Store – There are many volunteer opportunities at our Blooming Sales Thrift Store location in Margate. Accepting donations; sorting, pricing, and displaying items for sale; pick up of donated furniture; store cleaning and organizations, etc. (Always needed!)
- Group Opportunities – Limited group volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year on a case-by-case basis.
To discuss Development Department volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Maddison Clyne, Associate Director of Development, Events & Annual Fund