How can you help?


VINTAGE VALUES RESALE SHOPS: Assist with processing, pricing, and displaying merchandise for resale, as well as assist customers. Vintage Values Committee members are also needed. Training is provided.  Print Volunteer Application

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DIRECT SERVICES: Serve as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and their children. This may involve crisis intervention, shelter intakes, building relationships with other agencies, gathering information, referral and follow-up. Participation in a structured volunteer training program is required for those who want to work directly with clients.

CHILDREN’S ADVOCATES: Address the needs of children from violent homes. Assist with programs and outings. Training is provided.
Evening group – Children’s group meets simultaneously with women’s group from 6-8pm on Tuesdays. Also need facilitators for our school/community outreach programs (Safe Dates-teens, Hands are not for Hitting and Words are not for Hurting-elementary age).  Scheduling is flexible. Structured training program is provided.

COURT ADVOCACY: Support women in the court process or assist in special projects.

ON-CALL WORKERS: Assist with crisis calls during the night to respond to victims of domestic violence as they are referred by Crisis Line.  This may involve going to the hospital or getting a woman into the shelter.

SHELTER ASSISTANCE: Assist with answering phones, shelter inspection, filing, light repairs, gather bids for repairs, and other assigned tasks.

OFFICE ASSISTANCE: Assist with answering phones, running errands, writing “thank you” notes, telephoning (call lists, canvassing, fundraising), data compilation, copying, and other general office duties.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY COUNCIL: Serve as a committee member to engage in projects aimed at eliminating the obstacles victims/survivors face when attempting to leave violent relationships and raise awareness in the community.  (Meetings held monthly)

SPEAKERS BUREAU: Act as information liaison within the community. Distribute agency information at community booths and fairs. Share information about services to community groups and assist with other outreach efforts.

FUNDRAISING: Assist with special events or as a committee member.

Weekend positions are available for Vintage Values Resale Shops, Speaker’s Bureau, and some Fundraising events.

For further information, contact Direct Services/Outreach Director at 910.343.9969 ext. 111.  Training provided in all areas.

If you have received shelter or services/assistance (including support groups) from any domestic violence agency or, if you have been a domestic violence victim within the past year, please contact the Direct Services/Outreach Director (910.343.9969 ext. 111)before completing an application.
All volunteer assignments are at the discretion of the management of Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc.