Freedom House offers interested individuals many opportunities for volunteerism. People may wish to be non-direct-service volunteers by serving as a member of the Freedom House Board of Directors, organizing food and toy drives, speaking on behalf of Freedom House to church groups, schools, businesses or other organizations, by doing gardening or maintenance at the shelter, or by serving on fund-raising or public awareness committees. The opportunities are endless! People interested in non-direct service are urged to call our Manager of Community Relations & Volunteer Services (contact information below) to complete a Volunteer Application and discuss which area best suits your talents.
Others may choose to be direct-service volunteers, which includes providing aid and support to our clients. These tasks include answering the 24/7/365 crisis hotline, emergency medical advocacy at hospitals, assisting staff in support groups, assisting trained facilitators in prevention programming, or transporting clients to shelter. Many direct-service volunteers have enjoyed the work so much that they have gone on to join the staff of Freedom House.
Those interested in becoming a direct-service volunteer must complete Freedom House’s 60-hour Volunteer Training Class (30 hours online and 30 hours in classroom), which is generally scheduled at least twice a year in the spring and fall.
All volunteers must agree to support Freedom House’s mission, assist in working toward the agency goals, and be oriented about the services and operations of the agency. There are no degree, professional status, age, race, religion, or other requirements for volunteers of Freedom House. All we ask is that volunteers sincerely wish to help in the effort to serve victims of domestic violence and their children and victims of sexual assault and abuse and their significant others.
Freedom House is constantly challenged in its ability to provide help to every victim who calls or appears at our doorstep. Thank you for offering your time and talent and for being part of the solution. At Freedom House, you truly can make a difference!