Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Camden House! Camden House relies on volunteers to fulfill our mission and best serve survivors of domestic violence and their children.
Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities. All volunteers must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Sign a statement of confidentiality
In addition, volunteers working directly with survivors must also:
- Pass a criminal background check and
- May also need to attend Camden House’s Domestic Violence 20-hour Advocacy Training (free of charge)
Some opportunities require more training and time commitment than others. Certain positions might currently be filled, but waitlisted or “back up” volunteers are needed. Some volunteers are also called on an “as-needed” basis.
To Become a Volunteer:
- Review available volunteer opportunities below.
- Contact us via the form below.
- Camden House staff will contact you.
- You'll be asked to fill out one of two volunteer applications depending upon what you'd like to do.
- If approved, we'll help you get started!
Administrative volunteers provide clerical support that helps the agency function smoothly and effectively. Volunteers are needed to assist staff by answering phones, filing, typing, data entry, data clean up, data maintenance, and copying. Experience with databases and computer programs is desired.
Children’s Program Volunteer
The Children’s Program at Camden House focuses on providing a safe, nurturing environment for children. Volunteers in this program interact with the children during playgroups and scheduled activities, modeling non-violent behavior and teaching life skills.
Camden House offers its residents and their children clothing and supplies as needed. Volunteers are needed to sort clothing and household items that have been donated, arrange the clothing in the boutique, and assist residents with selections. Volunteers also assist staff with drop-offs and help distribute items.
Camden House hosts a number of events throughout the year to raise awareness about domestic violence and to support our programs. Volunteers are needed to assist with holiday celebrations, fundraising events, and more.
Special Projects / Life Skills Volunteer
Special Projects / Life Skills Volunteers help to fill Camden House immediate needs, or donate their specific skills to our agency. For example, a volunteer might lead a yoga workshop for shelter residents, teach them how to knit, or be available to move supplies or shred documents as the need arises.
Move Out Volunteer
Our goal at Camden House is to help survivors transition into safe, abuse free homes. When that time comes, help is needed moving furniture and other items into their new homes. Access to a truck or trailers are also helpful to facilitate these moves.
Camden House is a 12,000 sq. ft. facility with on-going maintenance and repairs needs. This could include painting, trash removal, yard work, minor repairs, etc.
Volunteer Interest Form