The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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
Basic Computer Skills
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
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