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Women's Center of Greater Danbury

Domestic Violence Hotline: (203) 731-5206
Sexual Assault Hotline: (203) 731-5204

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Be a Part of the Solution!

The support provided by our dedicated volunteers enables the Women's Center to reach an average of 30,000 people each year. 

Check out our Fall 2017 Newsletter.

Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. 
~Margaret Mead



Please find general Volunteer Opportunities information here.

Direct Service

Each year direct service volunteers provide over 20,000 hours of client support. Upon completion of certification (at our office), and supported by ongoing training, our direct service volunteers serve as hotline counselors, in-house counselors, support group facilitators, as well as court and shelter advocates. Qualified candidates are 18 years of age or older if providing direct service, are good listeners, and are non-judgmental.

Direct Service Positions: 

  • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline Counselor
  • In-House Counselor
  • Court Advocate
  • Shelter Advocate
  • Support Group Facilitator
  • Clerical (Filing, Copying, etc.)

If you are interested in becoming a Direct Service volunteer, please contact the Women’s Center today!


Non-Direct Service

Non-direct service volunteers help with our Annual 4K SafeWalk, Annual Breakfast and Gala, holiday programs, and many other project-specific events. Our Board of Director volunteers provide countless hours of service via committee work, fundraising activities, and ensuring the ongoing fulfillment of the Center's mission. Members of our Advisory Council provide us with invaluable expertise and program feedback throughout the year. The staff is indebted to our volunteer force and welcomes you to become a part of this worthwhile organization. Together we can make a difference and work to end the violence.

Non-Direct Service Positions:

  • Board of Directors
  • Annual Fundraising Event
  • Child Care
  • Holiday Help

How to Become a Volunteer

  • Fill Out a Volunteer Application

Download a printable Direct Service application; Download a printable Non-Direct Service application

  • Schedule an Interview

Call (203) 731-5200, x 202 to schedule a short interview with the Volunteer Coordinator.

  • Training

All direct service positions require certification training. This training (in both sexual assault and domestic violence) is held two or three times a year. Additional specialized trainings are required for positions such as in-house counselors and support group facilitators.

Note:

Volunteer jobs can be performed on-site; or, for non-business hour hotline and some non-direct positions, from your home. Although we have expanded evening and weekend hours for counseling, most non-direct volunteering is done during business hours on Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM.

Location & Contact

Women's Center of Greater Danbury 
2 West Street
Danbury, Connecticut 06810
E-mail: womenscenter@wcogd.org

Counseling/Administrative Headquarters:
Ph: (203) 731-5200
Fax: (203) 731-5207

Local Hotlines:
Domestic Violence Hotline: (203) 731-5206
Sexual Assault Hotline: (203) 731-5204

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

 

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