Volunteers are vital to STAND! They offer varied perspectives and fresh approaches to issues, increase the quality of our services, make it possible to expand our wide range of programs and improve our community relations. In addition to making a meaningful contribution to one's community, our volunteer positions are opportunities for you to learn and/or further develop job skills, as well as build on your work experience and expand your skill set in the areas of leadership, community organizing, peer counseling, public speaking, community outreach and more! We have a number of volunteer positions to fit a variety of interests and skills. See what works for you.
When you volunteer at STAND!, you can:
Make a meaningful difference in your community
Contribute to STAND!'s mission to build safe and healthy families
Have flexible options and opportunities that fit your schedule
Build relationships and networks that last a lifetime
With every volunteer position, we ask our volunteers to adhere to three core responsibilities: (1) Commitment, (2) Code of Ethics and Confidentiality Policy, (3) Communication. Read more
To get started:
1. First fill out and submit our Volunteer Application
2. Once you have submitted the Application, please schedule a 1 hour in-person interview with our Volunteer Coordinator. You can schedule the interview by completing the form here. At this interview, you will enroll in volunteer training.
(Please note: 2017 Training dates have been announced and can be viewed here http://www.standffov.org/volunteer-training-info)
One Time / As-Needed Opportunities
If you want to try us on for size, can't make a one-year commitment or want to bring a friend to volunteer, we have one-time projects and special events for volunteers like you.
Our group opportunities vary depending on the needs of our programs. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to hear about the opportunities currently available. Projects can take place during the week, on the weekends or whenever fits your group's schedule.
We would be happy to come make a presentation to your group about Domestic Violence, programs at STAND! and ways to get involved. If you are interested in having a presentation, please request a speaker.
Participating in a seasonal drive is a wonderful opportunity to come together as a team, staff, church, school, etc. and collectively make an impact on your community. We need volunteers all year long to help us gather materials to make holidays and special events fun and meaningful for the children and families in our programs.
March: Easter baskets
May: Mother's Day gift baskets. Fill them with bath products, chocolates, gift cards—anything to make moms feel special!
June: Father's Day gifts. Celebrate the fathers, grandfathers, uncles and mentors whose love and support keep families strong with a gift card, new tie or more!
July: Back to School drive. Collect backpacks and school supplies for the boys and girls heading back to school in August.
October: Halloween costumes for boys and girls ages 0-17. Can be store-bought or homemade.
November: Put together Thanksgiving dinner baskets or collect gift cards for places like Safeway, WinCo, HoneyBaked Ham or Whole Foods. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
December: Put together Christmas dinner baskets or collect gift cards to buy dishes/ingredients. Donate toys for the children or gift cards and clothes for the teens in our transitional housing program. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to learn about our Adopt a Family program.
Recurring volunteers make at least a one-year commitment to volunteering with STAND! Below is a list of the available recurring volunteer positions and answers to the most frequently asked questions including requirements and training.
- Children's Activity Provider
- Crisis Line
- Ellen's Guild: Ellen's Guild meets monthly to increase awareness of child abuse prevention and treatment and to support the children and families of STAND! through fundraising and volunteer.
- Emergency Response Team
- Kinship Tutor
- Prevention Educator
- Speaker's Bureau/Community Engagement Liaison