VolunteerHelp us help our community!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Interval House. Dedicating your time as a volunteer is a rewarding way to give back to your community and will give you a sense of gratification knowing you are helping others in need. Volunteers play a vital role in the work Interval House does.
Volunteers are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis based on available opportunities. Opportunities in Interval House’s Residential, Advocacy and Community programs focus on hotline, safe house, court, counseling, and community outreach.
Certified / Direct Service Volunteer Requirements
Certified volunteers are those who work directly with clients in our Residential and Advocacy programs. Certified volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Certified volunteers must agree to a commitment of at least one year, to include a minimum of two shifts per month so as to maintain and exercise knowledge and skills. Certified volunteers must successfully complete a State-required, 40-hour course on the dynamics of domestic violence. To maintain certification, volunteers must attend six hours of in-service training per year (in person or virtually).
Non-Certified Volunteer Requirements
Non-certified volunteer opportunities include providing “pro bono” services or participating on our Community Outreach Team. Non-certified volunteers are not obligated to complete the same training as certified volunteers but are required to have a screening interview. Individuals who participate on our Community Outreach Team must attend a 1.5-hour training session.
All internships are direct service positions. Certification is mandatory. Interns must agree to a commitment of at least one year (or two consecutive semesters). Interns must be certified and successfully complete a State-required, 40-hour course on the dynamics of domestic violence, which is counted toward internship hours. Interval House internships are unpaid and offered for college credit only. Intern prospects should reach out at least three months before the semester for which that are seeking placement. Please submit a resume and brief cover letter elaborating on your interest in Interval House’s mission to Penni Micca.