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Volunteer Opportunities

We here at the Family Abuse Center cherish our volunteers. People that are willing to donate their time and efforts are essential to making our shelter run smoothly and efficiently. There are a variety of different volunteer positions open and available that can fit almost any schedule, skill, and desire. You could chose to man the phone lines, assist with our staff, or you could choose to work behind the scenes organizing our hygiene closet and food pantry. Both jobs (and all in-between) are critical in making the shelter a more comfortable and safe place to stay for our families in need.

Types of Volunteer Opportunities

Administrative Assistance

There are a number of ways that volunteers help us administratively:

  1. Staffing the front desk and phone lines
  2. Working on special administrative projects
  3. Accepting and documenting donations

Children’s Activities

Our Children’s Services Department utilizes volunteers who work along with our staff, interns and AmeriCorps members. Some ways you can help with our children’s activities:

  1. Assisting with Children’s groups on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  2. Homework help and Tutoring(during the school year) M-F 3:30-5:00
  3. Special children’s events, field trips, and summer daily activities

Shelter Assistance

We rely on our volunteers to help us with the daily activities and functions of the Shelter. Some examples:

  1. Helping keep the shelter neat, clean and organized
  2. Sorting and replenishing hygiene and clothing items
  3. Obtaining a food handler’s license and assisting with meal preparation and serving

Second Chance Thrift Store

Our Thrift Store, located at 1412 Sunset Blvd. enjoys the assistance of volunteers who help in a number of ways:

  1. Sorting, separating and hanging donated clothing items
  2. Merchandising and displays, including keeping the window displays fresh and current
  3. Helping staff maintain a neat, clean and well-organized sales floor

If you are interested in applying to volunteer at Family Abuse Center, fill out our volunteer application by clicking apply online above. Once you have completed the application, email our Volunteer Coordinator Elysa Atmosfera to inform us that you have done so. We will then let you know of upcoming dates and times for volunteer orientation. The training lasts 90 minutes and is required before you can begin volunteering or receive further training.