We have never been able to do this work alone. There are many ways that community members are involved with our mission. Because we work with so many different situations, we are looking for all types of volunteers. For more information about volunteering at Turning Point please choose an option below:

  • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Direct Service

      Position: Crisis Line Counselor
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      Volunteers will be answering telephones to provide crisis intervention, referrals, information, shelter intake and information on Turning Point services to callers. The function of this position is to support shelter and crisis line staff meet the needs of survivors.
Training: Must complete Turning Point’s 40-hour Core Volunteer Training
Time: 4 hrs per week

      Position: Resident Advocate
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      Volunteers will be assisting staff to meet the needs of shelter clients. This can include light cleaning, organizing, working in the kitchen/pantry, transportation, providing referrals and providing support for staff. When working with the families and women in shelter you may be providing crisis intervention, referrals and information as well. Our shelter houses women and their children and working in this setting provides a diverse volunteer experience.
Training: Must complete Turning Point’s 40-hour Core Volunteer Training
Time: 4 hours per week

      Position: Child Care Advocate
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      Volunteers will be assisting staff meet the needs of the children in shelter. This position may include light cleaning, organization or other projects that arise in the children’s department. Working with children can consist of providing childcare for mothers in shelter or while they are in group, playing with children, helping children with homework, assisting in field trips or organizing special events/parties.
Training: Must complete Turning Point’s 40-hour Core Volunteer Training
Time: 4 hours per week

      Position: Personal Protection Order Advocate
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      Volunteers will be providing advocacy, assisting with paperwork, answering questions, providing referrals, and crisis intervention to individuals seeking a Personal Protection Order.
Training: Must complete Turning Point’s 40-hour Core Volunteer Training
Time: 4 hours per week

      Position: Court Advocate
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      Volunteers will be providing advocacy, assisting with paperwork, answer questions, providing referrals, and crisis intervention to individuals going through the criminal justice system.
Training: Must complete Turning Point’s 40-hour Core Volunteer Training
Time: a minimum of 4 hours per week

    • Non-Direct Service

      Position: Second Hand Rose (SHR) Volunteer:
      Turning Point owns and operates a resale shop that accepts many wonderful donations from the community. If you are interested in sorting and organizing, this would be a great place for you to volunteer. For SHR Volunteer Application click here.
Training: No specialized training is required.
Time: 4 hours per week

      Position: Shelter Facilities and Maintenance
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      Volunteers will be working with the Shelter Facility Coordinator to help maintain the shelter. This could include basic repairs, gardening, lawn work, working on cars, general handy person projects or other needed projects. Anyone with talent in these areas is welcome to work with us in this capacity.
Training: No specialized training is required.
Time: minimum 4 hours per week

      Position: Administrative/Clerical Volunteer
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      Volunteering with the administrative staff includes answering phones, filing, making copies, data entry, mailings, various projects and greeting survivors as they come in for services.
Training: No specialized training is required.
Time: minimum 4 hours per week