The reasons for volunteering with Russell House are as unique and diverse as our volunteers themselves. Many people choose to volunteer with Russell House because our volunteer program is self-rewarding and flexible. Whether you choose to work directly with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault or want to contribute to the organization’s mission more indirectly, you will make a difference in the lives of others.
OPPORTUNITIES TO JUMP RIGHT IN!
MAINTENANCE AND GROUNDS: Assist with facility repairs, yard work, moving heavy items, etc.
CLEANING AND ORGANIZATION: Assist with deep cleaning kitchen, play area, stairwells, bathrooms, laundry areas, etc.
BAKING AND COOKING: Prepare a meal onsite at the shelter.
WORKSHOP LEADER: Plan and facilitate brief training sessions for survivors of violence on budgeting, cooking, job skills, laundry, etc.
CLERICAL: Assist with administrative duties. Volunteers may answer the business phone line, make copies, type, file papers, prepare mailings, etc.
DONATIONS: Assist with picking up donations and helping residents move from Russell House.
INTERPRETATION SERVICES: Assist with translating for non-English speaking victims/survivors.
OPPORTUNITIES WITH required TRAINING
SHELTER RELIEF: Perform shelter duties such as answering the crisis line and assisting survivors with immediate needs.
CHILDCARE: Provide childcare for children in the shelter while parents attend group meetings and counseling.
TRANSPORTATION: Provide transportation to survivors and their children to and from appointments, court, job searches, etc.
ON CALL: Provide transportation to new residents from a designated pick-up point to the shelter.
All require a minimum of 48 hours of training