Your time and energy can change the outcome of someone’s story.

We could not fulfill our mission without the assistance of many dedicated and generous volunteers – and we are ever so grateful! Here are our current volunteer opportunities:

Crisis & Information Line Volunteer (Domestic Violence Counselor):

Our 24-Hour Crisis & Information Line is staffed by volunteers after normal business hours, which are often critical hours for those in crisis. Duties of this position include:

  • Carrying a cell phone to respond to incoming crisis calls after normal business hours or on weekends and holidays
  • Actively listening to women and men in crisis
  • Answering questions regarding Stand Strong services
  • Admitting clients to the Safe House when appropriate

A valid driver’s license and background check clearance are required to participate in this volunteer program. For more details, please call our Outreach and Volunteer Department at (805) 781-6401 x 225 or email info@wspslo.org.

Childcare Volunteer:

Stand Strong provides on-site childcare while parents are in session with counselors or case managers. We have various childcare needs throughout the year, so this position varies depending on scheduling. A valid driver’s license and background check clearance are required to participate in this volunteer program. For more details about this volunteer position, please call our Outreach and Volunteer Department at (805) 781-6401 x 225 or email info@wspslo.org.

Please note: Volunteer opportunities involving client contact require a state-mandated 40-hour training (see our Events page for the dates of the next training). This in-depth training covers the dynamics of domestic violence, teaches crisis counseling skills, and introduces the new volunteer to Stand Strong. Upon completion of the training, volunteers receive state certification as a Domestic Violence Peer Counselor.

Our talented volunteers are an essential and invaluable part of Stand Strong. If you’re interested in joining the movement, you can view and complete our online application here:

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

With any questions, reach out to our Outreach and Volunteer Department at (805) 781-6401 x 225.