Volunteer Opportunities


Playroom Volunteer

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Volunteering in the playroom is a wonderful way to make a difference in the lives of children experiencing domestic violence. Playroom volunteers work in our shelter providing childcare to infants, toddlers, preschool and school age children and help provide a nurturing and supportive environment where children can express themselves, socialize with their peers, and build connections with caring adults through the experience of positive play. The playroom also functions to allow parents to be able to attend case management meetings, support groups, therapist sessions, and other programming parents need but would otherwise not be able to attend without this support. Training consists of online and in-person orientation; topics include: child development, domestic violence, and the effect of domestic violence and trauma on children. Please feel free to contact us with any questions and thank you for your interest in helping children and families affected by domestic violence! 

The minimum requirements are: 

  • Must be at least 16 years old 

  • Strong interest in preschool and school age children 

  • Must complete orientation 

  • Must submit to a criminal background check 

  • Must sign up for a minimum of one 2-hour shift per week 

  • Must commit to volunteer for a minimum of 6 months 

  • Preschool or elementary teaching experience is a plus

 

Hotline Volunteer

Each person involved with the hotline is committed to assisting people impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. The training consists of online and in-person training; topics include: crisis response, resource management, hotline counseling, domestic violence, sexual assault, family systems theory, and more. After completing the training, this is a flexible volunteer opportunity. SImply find the shifts that work for you and answer calls through a cloud based call forwarding system from your own phone. We welcome your questions about this volunteer opportunity and thank you again for your interest in helping individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

The minimum requirements are:

  • Must be at least 18 years old 

  • Must sign up for a minimum of 2-4 shifts per month 

  • Must attend trainings and meetings (1 per quarter) 

  • Must complete online records of calls and services provided 

  • Must commit to being an active volunteer for a minimum of 1 year 

  • Must have access to a phone as well as a computer with internet access

 

General Office Volunteer

From answering the phones to greeting clients at the door, your presence provides essential support to the administrative functioning at FCC.  With less than 15% of total funds supporting administration, volunteers are a life giving gift to the families served!

 

For any volunteer position, please complete and submit this form: