VolunteerHelp us help our community!
Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteer program is suspended until further notice. If you choose to apply below, your application will be considered once the program is once again active. Thank you for your interest!
Interval House–from its inception as a grass-roots initiative in 1977 to its current standing as Connecticut’s largest domestic violence agency–has long been supported by the dedication of volunteers. Our organization depends on the energy and compassion of individuals just like you, who donate their time and skills to bolster our efforts to prevent and break the cycle of abuse. From answering the 24-hour hotline to helping educate the public about the dynamics of domestic violence, volunteers contribute to Interval House’s mission in many meaningful ways.
We invite you to join us in this work. Apply to volunteer today!
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.
Interval House’s Board of Directors is a diverse group of professionals who ensure the governance, fiscal health, and advancement of the agency. While a number of criteria are considered when inviting new members to join the Board, prior volunteer experience is preferred and a willingness to go above and beyond for the organization is a must! If you are interesting in Board service, contact President & CEO Mary-Jane Foster at 860-838-8450.
"PRO BONO" WORK
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.