VolunteerHelp us help our community!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Interval House. While we miss our volunteers terribly, our volunteer program remains suspended. As a congregate living facility, we must exercise an abundance of caution in order to best protect the health and safety of our clients, staff, and helpers. We will continue to monitor the guidance issued by local health officials, as well as Covid seasonal positivity spikes, and hope to develop a timeline for reimplementation in the near future.
Volunteer Opportunities (when applicable)
"PRO BONO" WORK - always a need
If you are a lawyer, consultant, electrician, handyman, or other expert who is willing to donate your time and skills to help Interval House, we would love to consider working with you. As a non-profit, we aim to direct as much of our revenue to helping our clients as possible, so having a roster of “pro bono” helpers is critical to our mission. If you are interested in offering your services at no charge, please contact Mary-Jane Foster at 860-838-8450.
DIRECT SERVICE - currently suspended
Direct Service volunteers assist with crisis and hotline counseling, facilitate support groups, work with the children’s program, and help in the safety and healing process of our Safe House residents. Following the interview process and a successful background check, each direct service volunteer must complete 40 hours of training to be certified as a Domestic Violence Counselor.
SPEAKERS BUREAU - currently suspended
Interval House offers speaker training for approved volunteers. After successful completion a four-hour training session, volunteers are prepared to speak about Interval House and the dynamics of domestic violence, and make presentations at select public events. This program is under the direction of the Community Educator and all speaking engagements must be approved in advance.