Volunteers play a vital role at Hope’s Door New Beginning Center. Each year, hundreds of people donate thousands of hours to help us provide safety, shelter, healing, and hope to families affected by domestic abuse. Please review the process for getting started and see the current opportunities we have for volunteers listed below.
Give Time. Give Love.
New volunteers complete three steps: the individual volunteer application, background check (if 18 years of age or older) and attend one orientation session (via Zoom). Orientation sessions last approximately one hour. To attend orientation, both the application and background check must be completed. The minimum age to volunteer on-site is 16 with a parent until the age of 18. Off-site opportunities are open to all ages.
Clinical Internships: Hope’s Door New Beginning Center offers clinical internship opportunities for counseling students. There is a separate process for clinical interns. Please email email@example.com for more information.
There are countless ways that your team can volunteer for Hope’s Door New Beginning Center and help survivors. We can also tailor a volunteer drive especially for your group! Contact Beth Leos at firstname.lastname@example.org or (972) 422-2911 to learn more about group volunteering opportunities. You can also check out our Corporate Engagements page for other ways your organization can help our cause.
If the offense is non-violent, there are opportunities for community service.
Items purchased from one of our urgent need’s lists can be donated for volunteer credit. Two hours will be credited for every $35 spent. Receipts are required to verify hours.
Completing and submitting the application is just one of three steps. A background check, the second step, is also required for all volunteers 18 years of age and older and will take two to three days for the report to be returned. New volunteer orientation, the third step, is required for all new volunteers and is offered twice a month . Once these steps are complete, new volunteers can schedule volunteer time.
The survivors we serve practice many faiths, cultures, and religious traditions. As a community of care that strives for safety for all, we do not allow volunteer activities that specifically speak to one religion or faith value (no Bible studies, no materials from one particular religion, no prayer groups). We understand that domestic violence affects people physically, psychologically, and spiritually, so we strive to partner with faith leaders to provide education, volunteer activities, and access to community resources in order to meet as many people’s needs as possible.
HDNBC proudly serves anyone impacted by domestic abuse, family violence, or teen dating abuse regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, immigration status, primary language, or sexuality. Multigenerational families with kids (and adults) of all ages are supported. We can also provide safety for pets.