Domestic Violence Shelter Volunteer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Confidential locationArlington, VA 22210
Shelter volunteer


Volunteers must be 18 years or older, complete 40 hours of in-person classroom training and submit background checks. One year commitment required.

** We are now recruiting for our Fall Training beginning in late September 2018**

We are seeking individuals to act as Volunteer Shelter Coordinators 8 hours per month (usually two 4-hour shifts) in our Domestic Violence Safehouse. Volunteer Shelter Coordinators repond to hotline calls, ensure the smooth operation of the shelter and assist in meeting the needs of domestic violence survivors and their children residing at the shelter. Preference is given to volunteers with weekday daytime availability (between the hours of 7am-5pm)

Doorways for Women and Families creates pathways for women, men and children out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives by offering emergency shelter, housing, life changing support services and community advocacy in Arlington, Virginia.


  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Crisis Intervention
  • People Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 1 year commitment; 2 shifts/month
  • 40+ hours of required in-person training; classes start in late September; Background check required

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