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We could not do the important work of eliminating domestic violence without our amazing volunteers. Your energy and compassion make a big difference to survivors of domestic violence and their families! By becoming a LifeWire volunteer, you become an ambassador for the movement to end domestic violence.

Because of the nature of our work, we have specific requirements for our direct service volunteers, including a detailed application, interview, background check, and comprehensive training course. Read through our volunteer opportunities below to determine if volunteering with LifeWire is right for you.

Volunteer opportunities

Every year, LifeWire volunteers bring energy and compassion to the work of ending domestic violence. There are many ways you can help survivors and build safer and healthier communities, including helping with court accompaniments, event planning, and toy drives.

Direct service volunteers

Our direct service volunteers work alongside staff and provide valuable support for survivors of domestic violence and their families. Most direct service volunteer opportunities are long-term and take place on weekdays during LifeWire’s business hours. Training is required, and you must be 18 or older to become a direct service volunteer.

Stay tuned for information regarding the 2023 training cohort. Early application and registration information will be sent via the Volunteer Newsletters so sign up below!

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Support volunteers

Support volunteers do not work directly with survivors but immensely impact our work. In addition to one-time and short-term admin projects, support volunteers provide valuable assistance with our Gala and Holiday Shop. Volunteers under the age of 18 will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may not be eligible for all opportunities.

Volunteer groups

There are many ways your group can support survivors and their families. You can help families who are rebuilding their lives by collecting school supplies, household goods, personal essentials, and gift cards. Volunteer groups also provide vital support during special events, including our Gala and Holiday Shop.

Becoming a volunteer

If you or your group are interested in volunteering with LifeWire, please email us at Please note that most volunteer opportunities are limited to positions that have gone through the DV Advocacy and Volunteer Training cohort. However, if you have a group that is interested in collecting items for survivors please let us know! Be sure to sign up for the Volunteer Newsletter below to get the most up-to-date information regarding any openings.

Volunteer Newsletter

Our Volunteer Newsletters provide information about our Volunteer Program, including upcoming trainings, resources, and volunteer opportunities. Sign up today: