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Volunteer

Help us help our community!

Interval House has a rich history of providing exemplary services to survivors of domestic violence and abuse and is on the forefront of efforts to create a violence-free society. Our organization depends on individuals like you to help others in their time of need.

A big thank you to everybody at Fiduciary Investment Advisors of Windsor who came to Interval House in September of 2017 and volunteered for A Day of Caring. Pictured are: Andy Hurd, Bill Horobin, Mike Kopec, Dan Duffy, Carrie Gallo, Maureen Copper, and Page Thompson. Thank you all so much!

Your energy and compassion can make all the difference in the world to the individuals we serve. Interval House volunteers can help ensure that no matter when it is, or where they are, victims of domestic abuse and violence don’t have to be alone. From answering the 24-hour hotline, to working with children affected by violence, to reaching out to the community to share resources, volunteers help each survivor find their voice and take back their lives.

We invite you to join us in this work. Apply to volunteer today!!

There are several ways you can serve

DIRECT SERVICE

Direct Service volunteers assist in Crisis and Hotline counseling; facilitate support groups; work with the children’s program; and help in the safety and healing process of those women and children who come to Interval House. Following the interview process and successful background check, each direct service volunteer must complete 40 hours of thorough training. Volunteers who complete the intensive training will then be certified as Domestic Violence Counselors.

SPEAKERS BUREAU

Interval House offers speaker’s training sessions for approved volunteers. After successfully completing this four-hour training session, volunteers are able to speak about domestic violence, Interval House and its history, help in approved educational programs, and make presentations at selected public events. This program is under the direction of the Community Educator and all speaking engagements must be approved by him/her.

THIRD-PARTY EVENTS

(a/k/a Community Fundraising Events)
A third-party fundraising event is any activity by a non-affiliated group or individual where Interval House has no fiduciary responsibility, and little or no staff involvement. If you have an idea or plan for an event that will benefit Interval House please contact the Development Assistant at 860-246-9149 ext. 337. See our larger section on Third-Party Events!

COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

Put your particular talent or interest to work at Interval House by serving on a committee such as Development, Annual Gala, CRT/Interval House Women’s Golf, etc.

BOARD SERVICE

Our Board of Directors are area professionals who volunteer or are recruited to be on the Interval House Board. Those interested will meet and interview with several board members. Prior volunteer experience with Interval House is preferred. Our Board meets approximately 6 times a year. Board members are also expected to serve on a committee which may meet as often as monthly. Board members are involved in such vital agency areas as Governance, Finance and Fund Raising. For information on Board service, contact President & CEO Mary-Jane Foster at 860-246-9149 ext. 312.

For more information on the volunteer program, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 860-246-9149 ext. 350.

24 HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE: 860.527.0550 | STATEWIDE: 1.888.774.2900 | LINEA DE CRISIS (SPANISH): 1.844.831.9200