Volunteering with Chest Of Hope

Are you interested in volunteering with Chest Of Hope? There are several ways to get involved, from organizing Fundraiser and plan other events, to general office work; we have opportunities for you to serve as a board member, work with victims and much more. For more information please click here complete our volunteer application online.

Would you like to make a difference?
Your energy and compassion can make all the difference in the world to a victim of domestic violence. As a Chest Of Hope volunteer, you can translate your concern for individuals and families in crisis into a truly meaningful effort. There are many ways to help.

Requirements for New Volunteers:

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
  • A prospective volunteer must be removed from a personal crisis situation for at least one year before applying to the Volunteer Program.
  • Prospective volunteers must attend an orientation session, an interview and complete an application form prior to being accepted into the training program by the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • All volunteers must commit to a minimum of one year of volunteer service.
  • All volunteers must take domestic violence/sexual assault basic training. Additional training is necessary if the volunteer would like to work as a sexual assault advocate, work on the support/crisis line or with the clients at the shelters.  Volunteers are expected to attend all training scheduled for their individual area.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • FAMILY COURT VOLUNTEER: Assist individuals requesting orders of protection and/or custody petitions
  • SHELTER VOLUNTEER: These shifts and responsibilities vary, but include: organizing donations, transportation of residents, child mentoring or special projects i.e. cooking and baking.
  • NON-DIRECT SERVICE VOLUNTEER: These volunteers do not work directly with clients and perform tasks such as: representing COH at health/volunteer fairs/events; answering phones at the Administrative office; help with large mailings or work on special projects (Campaigns, Fundraisers, etc.)
  • SPEAKERS BUREAU VOLUNTEER: Provides prevention and education presentations in our community on domestic/dating violence, sexual assault/abuse, elder abuse, and/or the mission and services of Chest of

Please Click HERE to complete our volunteer application online. Upon receipt of your completed application, you will receive an email to inform you of scheduled interviews, and of scheduled training(s).