Volunteering at New Horizons
Domestic violence advocates come from all walks of life. You don’t need to be a survivor; all you need is an open heart, compassion, and empathy.
Our dedicated volunteer team is comprised of individuals, families, community groups, and domestic violence survivors. Together they create a warm, welcoming community of hope and empowerment within our walls.
We have a volunteer opportunity that will complement your unique skill set while enriching your life and the lives of our shelter and outreach clients.
Areas and ways to volunteer
Do you like public speaking and community outreach? As an outreach advocate volunteer, you will provide direct services to empower and support our clients. You will assist with program development efforts and support our prevention education efforts in the communities we serve.
Shelter and crisis line support
We need volunteers 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. Our greatest need at this time is for volunteers able to work evenings and weekends.
NOVA – Nighttime on-call volunteer advocate
Are you a night owl and enjoy working a second or third shift? This volunteer opportunity might be for you. Our NOVA volunteers work alongside our Crisis Advocate staff during evening and overnight hours in our shelter program. As a NOVA volunteer, you will work in our shelter, welcoming clients and supporting them during their stay. There will also be opportunities to support our 24-hour crisis line. Due to an extensive training program, we require a minimum of a one-year commitment for NOVA volunteers.
Office admin and donation center support
Behind the scenes can be just as rewarding as a direct service role! You can choose to volunteer with grant writing and research, donation coordination and distribution, event assistance, mailings, graphic design projects, among other administrative duties.
Maintenance and grounds caretaker
Would you be interested in helping keep our shelter safe, organized, and well-maintained? Volunteers are needed for cleaning, seasonal yard work, shoveling, household repairs, painting, grocery/supply shopping, and other shelter projects.
Share Your Talents
Do you have a unique talent that’s not on our list of volunteer opportunities? We’d love to hear from you! Our volunteers offer their expertise on a wide variety of topics, including legal advice, resume writing and interviewing, crafting, and budgeting. We’ve even had volunteers bake cakes to celebrate clients’ birthdays while in the shelter.