My Doorways

Individual Volunteers

Volunteers help Doorways support and care for families in a time of crisis. Below are just a few of our volunteer opportunities for individuals.

Individual Volunteer Positions

Please note that all individual volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. All volunteer positions require a minimum one-year commitment (two shifts per month). Volunteers working directly with clients must complete 40+ hours of training and a background check.

Family Home and Safehouse Coverage Volunteer

Provide direct service to shelter clients. Answer the hotline, provide support to individuals and families in crisis and assist staff in the day-to-day operations of the shelter.

Sexual Assault Response Advocate (SARA) Volunteer

Provide accompaniment, emotional support, crisis intervention, advocacy and referrals to survivors of sexual violence at the hospital. Read the Sexual Assault Response Advocate (SARA) Volunteer Description.

Children’s Volunteer

Assist with evening childcare during weekly support groups and parenting classes or monthly dinner programs. Read the Children’s Volunteer Description.


Looking to use your language skills? We need volunteers to interpret for clients whose primary language is not English. Read the Interpreter Volunteer Description.

Administrative Support Volunteer

Assist with special projects, mailings, meeting or training preparation, answer phones and other administrative tasks as needed. Read the Administrative Support Volunteer Description.

Grocery Shopper

Support Doorways’ families by assisting with weekly grocery shopping for the Family Home and Safehouse. Read the Grocery Shopper Volunteer Description.

Storage Volunteer

Our storage room serves on average 75 individuals on a daily basis and needs to be cleaned and organized so it can run efficiently! Read the Storage Volunteer Description.