Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Sojourner House!
Sojourner House is an organization that was founded by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1976. Though we have experienced tremendous growth over the last 40+ years, we still rely on the generosity of those who choose to donate their time to our cause.
Sojourner House volunteers are a group of individuals who are passionate about our cause and are committed to ending domestic and sexual violence in our communities. Though our needs vary throughout the year, we often are in need of dedicated, reliable individuals to provide administrative support, residential support and to assist outreach events. Volunteers are provided with free training in topics related to domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, including trauma-informed approaches, mandated reporting and more.
For those unable to commit to regular shifts, we offer opportunities for collaboration with individuals, local businesses, and community organizations for skills-based training for our staff or clients, service projects, donation drives, and more throughout the year. For more information, please review the “Other Ways to Engage” options below.
For those looking for information on internship opportunities, please note we have recently moved that information to its own page, available here.
Regular Volunteer Positions
We ask that volunteers commit to working a minimum of a shift each week, either at one of our Emergency Shelters, or at our Administrative Offices, based on their position.
Due to the sensitive nature of our work, the following is required of all volunteers prior to the start of their service:
- Be at least 18 years of age by the start of their service;
- Provide a valid BCI (state background criminal investigation).
- Attend our multi-session volunteer and intern training (offered quarterly) which is held in part online, in person, and on-the-job at our agency.
Full participation in our multi-session training is mandatory.
Stay tuned for more information regarding the upcoming training session.