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Volunteering with Hope Center

 I volunteer at the courthouse, and I like that I can see these women smile. I enjoy seeing these women smile even after they experienced something so traumatic. It really makes me feel good at the end of the day.

Kathy Jones – Hope Center Volunteer

Founded by community volunteers, Hope Center is only able to offer the array of critical services that we do because of our dedicated volunteers. Have you ever thought about volunteering for Hope Center? Hope Center was founded in 1983 by volunteers and has relied heavily on volunteers ever since. You can help Hope Center in many ways. Do you have a few hours a month to improve the lives of those impacted by violence in our community? Are you bilingual? Do you have a special talent to share? Cooking, Crafts, Yoga, Music – just to name a few…

Direct Service Volunteers

Direct service volunteers work directly with victims and must complete the state-mandated 45-hour training. Examples of direct service volunteering include answering hotline, assisting victims at the courthouse, providing shelter coverage, helping at activities and programs for shelter and longer-term housing residents, etc. Direct service volunteers can also help in an indirect capacity as well.

Training is required for these volunteer opportunities:

  • Answering Hotline Calls
  • Helping at Shelter
  • Assist Victims in Completing Protection from Abuse Orders
  • Accompany Victims to Hospitals and Court Proceedings
Indirect Service Volunteers

Indirect service volunteers do not need to complete the training and can volunteer in ways that do not involve direct contact with victims, such as at fundraisers, tables in malls and other public events, stuffing envelopes and other clerical assistance, etc.

Training is not required for these volunteer opportunities:

  • Events Assistant
  • Committee Members
  • Donation Room Volunteer
  • Clerical Volunteer
  • Newsletter Contributor
  • Maintenance

 Volunteering with Hope Center is important to me because there was no help when I was a young woman. It is a program that can completely change life for women today, and I’m glad to be a part in it.

Sandy Kachmar – Hope Center Volunteer

Join our team of volunteers to share your talents and have some fun! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available, and we are open to suggestions of how you’d like to use your skills to better our community.

For more information, contact or (570) 622-3991.