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Individual Volunteers

Volunteers help Doorways support and care for families in a time of crisis. See volunteer opportunities for individuals below.

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.

Hospital Accompaniment Volunteer

Provide accompaniment, emotional support, crisis intervention, advocacy and referrals to survivors of domestic and sexual violence at the hospital. Read the Hospital Accompaniment 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.

Facility Volunteer

Provide small scale handyperson services and skills at our shelters. Read the Facility Volunteer Description.

Yard Care Volunteer

Provide yard care services at our Freddie Mac Foundation Family Home. Read the Yard Care 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.

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.