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Join our team of dedicated volunteers, and help survivors of domestic violence end the cycle of domestic violence. Volunteer opportunities include:
  • Crisis Hotline Operator*
    Crisis Hotline operators answer calls from domestic violence survivors in crisis, providing them with an assessment to determine the appropriate level of service. We provide crisis counseling, support, information, safety planning, and referrals. Flexible evening and weekend shifts are available. Please note that this volunteer opportunity requires a commitment of at least six months.
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  • Children’s Program*
    Children’s Program volunteers engage in children’s support groups and recreational activities in our Children’s Playroom. Volunteers help role model healthy, non-violent relationships while providing support and assistance to children staying in our shelters.
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  • K-12 School Assistant
    K-12 School Assistants help the Crisis Shelter Teacher provide lessons and instruction in our Crisis Shelter School. K-12 Assistants help in various ways, ranging from one-on-one tutoring and classroom monitoring to lesson plan preparation and snack distribution.
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  • Children’s Activity Groups*
    Volunteers serve as inspirational mentors, positive role models, tutors, snack servers, field trip chaperones, and more for our after-school Children’s Activity Groups and school-break day camps.
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  • Service Center Volunteers
    Service Center volunteers assist with operational responsibilities in our administrative offices. Volunteer duties range from answering phone calls and organizing donations to providing clerical support and helping with large mailings.
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  • Fundraising and Community Outreach
    Volunteers assist staff with fundraising and communications tasks, as well as community outreach. Duties vary from setting up and tearing down at event locations, managing an informational table, handing out flyers, organizing silent auction items, and selling raffle tickets. This volunteer opportunity is a flexible ad hoc role — we will contact you when events come up to check your availability.
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  • Workshops
    Volunteers lead or co-facilitate workshops on various topics, from health and finances to resume writing and more, to provide advocacy and education to domestic violence survivors. We deliver workshops based on need and availability.
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  • Court Accompaniment*
    Court Accompaniment volunteers accompany domestic violence survivors to court dates and offer emotional support and advocacy. Volunteers are not intended to give legal services but rather provide survivors with moral support. Volunteers will be contacted by email when a survivor requests a court accompaniment. Please note that this is an ad hoc opportunity based on survivor needs.
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*Requires a 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training mandated by California Evidence Code 1037.1.0.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, please email
volunteers@havenhills.org, or call 818-887-7481 ext. 137

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    Contact Information

    Availability

    During which hours are you available for volunteer assignments?

    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    Mornings (8:00-12:00)
    Midmorning (10:30-2:30)
    Afternoons (1:00-3:00)

    Background Information

    Have you ever worked or volunteered in a DV Shelter or homeless shelter?

    If yes, when and in what capacity?


    Languages spoken other than English:

    Special Skills or Qualifications

    Summarize special skills and qualifications you have acquired from employment,
    previous volunteer work, or through other activities, including hobbies or sports.

    Requirements for volunteering

    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • TB skin test required
    • Live Scan / Background check
    • 40 Hour training* 125.00 vs 250.00

    Person to Notify in Case of Emergency

    Agreement and Signature

    By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if I am accepted as a volunteer, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal.

    Our Policy

    It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.

    Thank you for completing this application form and for your interest in volunteering with us.