Volunteer Opportunities

We have opportunities available in La Crosse and Trempealeau counties!

New Horizons has volunteer/intern trainings every January, May and September to prepare those who will be working directly with clients or for community members wanting to learn more about DV/SA and our services. This training must be completed prior to or at the start of your volunteer/intern experience. Due to COVID-19, we are offering Advocacy Training virtually.

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NOVA – Nighttime On-call Volunteer Advocate

We are looking for NOVA volunteers! Compassionate and responsible volunteers work alongside our Crisis Advocate staff during evening and overnight hours in our shelter program. NOVA volunteers welcome clients, support them during their stay, and assist with information and referrals related to their goals. NOVA volunteers also support callers on the 24-Hour Crisis Line, help maintain shelter needs, and input data.
Due to extensive training, we require at minimum a one-year commitment for NOVA volunteers

 

Outreach and Direct Service Programs

Compassionate and responsible volunteers provide direct services to empower and support clients. Volunteers assist with research program development efforts, and also support our prevention education efforts in the community by assisting with presentations in La Crosse and/or Trempealeau County schools and community organizations.

 

Shelter and Crisis Line Support

Compassionate and responsible volunteers needed in our shelter to welcome clients, support them during their stay, and assist with information and referrals related to their goals. Volunteers also support callers on the 24-Hour Crisis Line, help maintain shelter needs, and input data.

 

Youth & Family Program

Volunteers are needed to spend time with children. Experiences can include spending time with children, chaperoning scheduled activities, tutoring, planning events/activities and participating in weekly support groups.


Office and Donation Center Support

Compassionate and responsible volunteers needed to assist in our La Crosse Outreach Center by greeting clients and donors, answering telephones, coordinating donations, and organizing and distributing donations. Volunteers are also needed to assist with office/clerical duties and occasional light cleaning tasks.


Interpretation and Translation

We are always looking for more interpreters who are compassionate and professional. If you are proficient in a language other than English and are willing to become a volunteer interpreter or translate materials, New Horizons is always looking for assistance.

 

Shelter Maintenance and Organization

Help keep our shelter safe, organized, and well-maintained under the direction of our Facilities Manager. Volunteers are needed for cleaning, seasonal yard work, shoveling, household repairs, painting, grocery/supply shopping, and working on shelter projects.

 

Board Member

Looking for dedicated volunteers who are willing to commit to monthly meetings and join a committee to grow and improve on what New Horizons is already doing. Board members are active at New Horizons events and are willing to share our mission to improve awareness in our community.

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