Volunteer

Get Involved

The Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence could not serve our community without the continued support of volunteers and interns like you. Thank you for your interest! There are many ways to get involved in our organization. Please visit Programs and read the examples below to learn more about what volunteers and interns do at WRC.

When you're ready, scroll down to How to Apply to begin your application.

How volunteers can help...

Crisis Line Advocate

Hotline advocates answer WRC's 24-hour hotline from our confidentially-located safe house. Advocates screen for admittance to the house, help callers create plans for their safety, offer information about WRC's services, explore resources and provide referrals. 

Safe House Advocate

Volunteer positions at the safe house include both direct and indirect service opportunities including infant and toddler care, assisting with children's activities, transportation assistance, providing activities or educational opportunities for guests, one-on-one peer advocacy, and organization of donations. 

Children's Advocate

Volunteers spend quality time with child and teenage safe house guests, developing trusting relationships and modeling healthy interactions with others. Mentors help with homework, play games, supervise art projects, facilitate conversation groups, and chaperone outings. Volunteers can also support our summer camp, Camp PEACE.

Visit & Exchange Monitor

Nia's Place facilitates supervised child visitation and exchanges for families affected by domestic violence. After training, volunteers can monitor these visits and exchanges to ensure the physical and emotional safety of all family members is maintained.

Legal Support

WRC provides free legal support to domestic violence survivors including assistance obtaining Temporary Protective Orders, criminal warrants, child support payments, and child custody arrangements. Volunteers can provide legal support directly to clients and/or assist our Legal Advocacy team with administrative tasks such as data entry and phone screenings.

Community Office Volunteer

Volunteers in our Community Office can assist staff in a variety of ways including administrative duties such as data entry, directing phone calls, and filing. Volunteers can also support Community Outreach efforts by representing WRC at public events, leading education programs, assisting at fundraisers, and more.

How to Apply

The first to becoming involved is to complete our online application. We have separate applications for volunteers and interns linked at the buttons below. After we have reviewed your application, we will reach out to schedule an interview to discuss your involvement further. 

 

Volunteers and interns must also meet certain requirements such as a mandatory orientation and criminal records check prior to beginning service. Our staff will guide you through the process.

 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact volunteer@wrcdv.org or (404) 370-7670.