Volunteer

Get Involved

The Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence is able to keep our programs accessible to the community with 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 step to becoming involved is to complete our online application. We have separate applications for volunteers and interns linked at the buttons below. 

 

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 are representing a group that wishes to volunteer together in a one-time or infrequent special activity, please complete this Volunteer Group Interest Form to be connected with the appropriate staff member.

 

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

 

What Happens Next?

After you submit your application, it will be reviewed by our team and eligible applicants will move through the next step in the process. See the steps below for more information about the general volunteer approval process.

01

Submit Online Application for Staff Review

02

Invitation to Complete an Interview with Staff Member(s)

03

Attend a 2-hour Orientation (Available Twice Monthly)

04

Pass Criminal Records Check and Submit Proof of Vaccination (if applicable)

05

Be Connected with Program Director(s) for Your Volunteer Area for Final Approval

06

Schedule and Begin Volunteering!

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering! Please bear in mind that there may be additional steps or requirements in unique circumstances and that not all who apply will be approved as we consider schedule availability, program needs, and volunteer fit when making our final decisions.