Volunteers play a vital role in helping us implement services and support many of our community activities. Whether you are interested in answering calls our 24-hour hotline, working with children, or any other advocacy area, there is a place for you fulfill your desire to serve.

Volunteer training is required for specific positions and volunteer opportunities. Training is offered four times a year. This interactive training will cover topics related to domestic violence, crisis intervention and trauma-informed advocacy.

Transitions Family Violence Services has the following volunteer opportunities available:

Hotline Advocate Team

Provide crisis intervention, shelter screening, and information/referrals to clients accessing the crisis line. Bilingual (in any language) encouraged.

Housing Advocate Team

Assist case managers in helping clients set and achieve their goals

Children’s Advocate Team

Facilitate playgroups and recreational activities, positive interaction and creative play for children residing in the shelter. This program also includes implementing primary prevention programming in local schools and community centers.

Office Assistant

Volunteer opportunities for clerical work are abundant and include data input, assisting with general mailings, and assembling packets.

Volunteer Advisory Committee

Planning and participating in events such as Domestic Violence Awareness Month special events, holiday programs (Adopt-a-family), and fundraisers. Committee members will also manage the volunteer recognition program and assist with the e-newsletter

Community Education Team

 Assist in educating the community about the issue of domestic violence and how community members can get involved in ending violence in our community

Court Advocate Team

Assist clients in filing for a domestic violence protective order, accompanying a survivor to court, works closely with judges in Hampton and Newport News courts. Bilingual in Spanish encouraged

Special Projects/Fundraising & Marketing Team

Assist in coordinating events that increase Transitions visibility in the community, develop relationships and work with donors to generate funds to support programming.

Board Committee Team

Serving on a Board subcommittee to assist the leadership of the agency

If you would like to volunteer or become an intern, please download and fill out a form below. Someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible with additional details.

If you would like to volunteer please fill out the form below.