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HOPE Center Volunteer Opportunities

Orientation is vital for all HOPE Center Volunteers so we can adequately introduce you to the agency. The level of training is determined by the level of engagement within the Organization. Feel free to contact Mary at 724-224-1100 or maryb@akhopecenter.org to learn how you can become a HOPE Center volunteer. Listed below the levels of volunteering:

Become A Volunteer

Tier 1 – You will be working in support of HOPE and its services! You will be required to sign a confidentiality form as well as other volunteer documents. We also request that you obtain and pass Child Abuse and Criminal History Clearances. If you do not already have, HOPE will cover the expense to get them to you. Your training for this level will range from 10 minutes to 2 hour.

  • Governance – This is for the person with a passion for leadership and guiding social change. Be a member of the HOPE Center’s Board of Directors.
  • Advisory Support – Be a committee member for upcoming events or projects.
  • Administrative Support – Assist in the office with tasks such as mailings, shredding, filing, etc.
  • Community Representative – This can encompasses many aspects. Day of Caring Events (Ideal for corporate groups) can include cleaning, organizing, outdoor projects, etc. Organize a fundraising drive for HOPE. Collect socks, pajamas, underwear, gift cards (groceries/gas), money, or come up with your own idea. This could take place at your work location, an organization that you belong to, or just a group of friends! Create activities that can be done at children’s parties at our residential facility (arts, crafts, story time, pizza party, holiday parties, etc. Volunteer provides activity and food). Create a craft that can be easily replicated by adult residents. Other talents and abilities considered.

Tier 2 – Want to do more? Learn more? Additional training of 10 hours minimum of the 45-hour domestic violence training will need to be completed. You must complete the requirements of the previous levels and be willing to do an additional 8-hours training per year. 

  • Prevention Services – You can help to educate in all levels of local schools with curriculum that is provided. Additionally, you can help to educate community or civic groups by sharing HOPE’s services and your enjoyment in volunteering. Oversee booths/tables at community events.
  • Advocacy (Direct Services) – Provide support and options to survivors of domestic violence in HOPE Center’s shelter or legal departments, be a skilled hotline advocate or an adult group facilitator (lesson plans and supplies provided by volunteers).
Tier 3 – Moving up! Volunteers interested in expanding their volunteer horizon can complete the 45-hour domestic violence training in its entirety (most online training); and can become a volunteer advocate in the field. This level must meet the requirements of the previous levels and  you must be committed to volunteer 1 hour per month in some capacity. At this level you can be involved in all volunteer activities. Additional training will be provided by specific departments. 
Please note: the required 8 hours of additional training per year can be attained by attending staff meetings, volunteer meetings, online training, and webinars.
Volunteer Registration Form