Become a Volunteer!

Thank you for expressing interest in volunteering with us. We are super excited for you to get involved with one of the best nonprofits ever. Our team raves about their experience with us and highly encourages others to get active too.

Volunteering can help you make friends, learn new skills, advance your career, and even feel happier and healthier.

When you volunteer with us you receive exclusive benefits like:

  • monthly giveaways,
  • Connect with our team throughout the country,
  • Improve your mental and emotional health,
  • Advance your professional skills,
  • Volunteer recognitions,
  • Random surprise lunches,
  • BTSADV goodies,

We LOVE our volunteers – because they make healing possible all while having fun!

Check out our open positions below.

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Volunteer Eligibility

  1. You must be away from your Domestic Violence situation for at least 1 year.
  2. There is no guarantee that you will be placed on a volunteer team.
  3. You must be fluent in English. (speaking, reading, writing)
  4. You must have a computer with reliable internet and a working phone.
  5. You may be exposed to triggers and stressors due to the nature of the volunteer work.
  6. You must be over the age of 18.
Twitter Admin Volunteer

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
The volunteer will assist in managing our Twitter page, share content related to domestic violence, and grow our community following with trending stories and news that resonates with our community.

What We Do and Why It Matters:
The social media team cooperates with all departments within the organization and serves as the digital face of the BTSADV brand via regular functions as the communication and marketing vehicle through which organization campaigns, initiatives, events, informative articles, and personal stories are disseminated to our online communities. Our digital platforms have no borders, and our team embraces diversity by actively engaging and interacting with our digital community to foster a safe space for victims and survivors around the world; we do so with programs and resources that empower them to break their silence about their own experiences.

Requirements:
The Twitter Admin must respond to all communications (Slack, email, calls, or texts) within 24-48 hours. An ideal candidate will be able to volunteer 5-10 hours per week, including 2 mandatory monthly virtual committee meetings via video calls, All-volunteer video calls and scheduled check-in calls, with the understanding that needs may periodically require evening and weekend availability and a temporary increase in hours.

Qualifications and Skill Set:
An Associate’s degree in communications (is preferred but not mandatory), marketing, or related field and a minimum of 2-3 years of online and social media experience is required; an additional social media background in a professional or non-profit setting and knowledge of Slack, Zoom, and Hangouts is preferred. Additionally, the individual must possess strong graphic abilities using Canva or similar apps and be familiar with Google Drive, Google Docs and Sheets, and Excel.

Unique Contribution from the Applicant:
Someone with the ability to locate and share trending, new, and relative content on a daily basis and maintain a high understanding of twitter communication and conflict management would be a great fit for this position. In replacement of or in addition to a college degree, this person should have strong communication skills, be effective in decision-making, and possess the ability to think outside of the box for creativity and efficiency.

Web Designer Volunteer

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
The Web Designer for BTSADV, will be tasked with maintaining our website on the front and backend. Given that websites are constantly evolving, you will be asked to make content updates on a regular basis, as well as be open to new ideas about the way our content is presented.

What We Do and Why it Matters:
The Design Committee works to further establish and enforce the visual brand of BTSADV. We maintain the BTSADV website to ensure that our mission and vision are clear, easily accessible, and encourages a personal connection with our audience.

Requirements:
As a volunteer for BTSADV, you are required to attend 2 mandatory monthly virtual committee meetings (Design committee video call and All-Volunteer video call) and have approximately 5 hours available to volunteer per week. We ask that you check in on Slack every 48 hours at a minimum. We also ask that you communicate your availability in terms of hours and other engagements that might affect a steady flow of communication.

Qualifications and Skill Set:
Understanding of basic Web Design principles such as visual hierarchy, content flow, and brand consistency. Intermediate-level knowledge of WordPress and CSS.

Unique Contribution from the Applicant/Volunteer:
Our team is full of high-energy creatives who love to communicate and collaborate on new ideas and ongoing campaigns. Someone who shares a passion for web design, creative thinking, evolutionary growth, and BTSADV would be a huge asset!

Instagram Admin Volunteer

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
The volunteer will assist in managing our Instagram page and share content related to domestic violence and grow our community following with trending stories and news that resonates with our community. The visual orientation of this platform will require an admin that possesses strong graphic abilities using Canva or similar apps; this volunteers’ other responsibilities include posting relevant, compelling, and original BTSADV content on our feed and in stories, announcing organization campaigns and initiatives, and responding to, sharing, and interacting with community followers and related content.

What We Do and Why It Matters:
The social media team cooperates with all departments within the organization and serves as the digital face of the BTSADV brand via regular functions as the communication and marketing vehicle through which organization campaigns, initiatives, events, informative articles, and personal stories are disseminated to our online communities. Our digital platforms have no borders, and our team embraces diversity by actively engaging and interacting with our digital community to foster a safe space for victims and survivors around the world; we do so with programs and resources that empower them to break their silence about their own experiences.

Requirements:
The Instagram Admin must respond to all communications (Slack, email, calls, or texts) within 24-48 hours. An ideal candidate will be able to volunteer 5-10 hours per week, including 2 mandatory monthly virtual committee meetings video calls, All-volunteer calls and scheduled check-in calls, with the understanding that needs may periodically require evening and weekend availability and a temporary increase in hours.

Qualifications and Skill Set:
An Associate’s degree in communications (is preferred, but not mandatory), marketing, or related field and a minimum of 2-3 years of online and social media experience is required; an additional social media background in a professional or non-profit setting and knowledge of Slack, Zoom, and Hangouts is preferred. Additionally, the individual must possess strong graphic abilities using Canva or similar apps and be familiar with Google Drive, Google Docs and Sheets, and Excel.

Unique Contribution from the Applicant:
An excellent volunteer should have a creative nature to be able to design engaging and interactive content. In replacement of or in addition to a college degree, this person should have strong communication skills, be effective in decision-making, and possess the ability to think outside of the box for creativity and efficiency.

Colorado Springs Volunteer (Local Residents Only)

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
Our local volunteers are a team of people that will be essential in the smooth operation of events and retreats that we host in the Colorado Springs area (where our office is located). These volunteers will be called upon to perform tasks such as set-up and take-down of an event, or dispersing materials/gifts to domestic violence survivors, for example.

What We Do and Why it Matters:
Local volunteers are those who help to make our Colorado Springs events possible. Putting together fundraising events and retreats requires a lot of compassionate assistance from those who care about domestic violence awareness and advocacy.

Requirements:
These volunteers must be local to the Colorado Springs area and provide their own transportation to events and/or arranged meetings. We are looking for individuals that work well with a team and want to have fun with their volunteer work.

Qualifications and Skill Set:
We are looking for individuals who would like to volunteer a few times a year at various local events. Since these volunteers will be interacting with the public and/or survivors of domestic violence, it’s important that they can express the mission of BTSADV and represent the organization in a positive and professional way. When working directly with survivors, volunteers must be understanding, calm, caring, empathetic, and respectful of boundaries.

Unique Contribution from the Applicant:
We are looking for individuals with a friendly and positive attitude that want to work with a team to make an event happen.

LinkedIn Admin Volunteer

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
The admin will assist the Linkedln Manager in communication on the platform, schedule content, and interact with other Linkedln members.

What We Do and Why It Matters:
The social media team cooperates with all departments within the organization and serves as the digital face of the BTSADV brand via regular functions as the communication and marketing vehicle through which organization campaigns, initiatives, events, informative articles, and
personal stories are disseminated to our online communities. Our digital platforms have no borders, and our team embraces diversity by actively engaging and interacting with our digital community to foster a safe space for victims and survivors around the world; we do so with programs and resources that empower them to break their silence about their own experiences.

Requirements:
The LinkedIn Admin must respond to all communications (Slack, email, calls, or texts) within 24-48 hours. An ideal candidate will be able to volunteer 5 - 10 hours per week, including 2 mandatory monthly virtual committee meetings and check-in calls, with the understanding that needs, may periodically require evening and weekend availability and a temporary increase in hours.

Qualifications and Skill Set:
An Associate’s degree in communications, marketing, or related field and a minimum of 2 - 3 years of online and social media experience is preferred but not required; an additional social media background in a professional or non-profit setting and knowledge of Slack, Zoom, and Hangouts is preferred. Additionally, the individual must possess strong graphic abilities using Canva or similar apps and be familiar with Google Drive, Google Docs and Sheets, and Excel.

Unique Contribution from the Applicant:
The volunteer will be able to be professional yet sensitive to the content posted and understanding of any reaction of members. In replacement of or in addition to a college degree, this person should have strong communication skills, be effective in decision-making, and possess the ability to think outside of the box for creativity and efficiency.

Survivor Helpline Committee Volunteer

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
The survivor helpline is an integral part of the organization as this is where people all over the country can talk with another survivor for a listening ear or to receive guidance about local resources that they may have access to after safely escaping their DV situation. There is a significant contribution of hours, compassion, empathy, and dedication required from volunteers on this committee.

What We Do and Why it Matters:
Our mission is to give clients a supportive voice and listening ear. We offer internal/leads to external resources to clients in need of services while showing them that we understand what they are going through; this can be impactful and life-changing for many survivors, so it is important for volunteers on this committee to keep that in mind. 

Requirements:
Individuals on this team are required to volunteer on the helpline one day a week for 9 hours straight (hours specific to time zones), attend 2 mandatory virtual committee meetings (All-Volunteer video calls and Survivor Helpline Committee video calls), log calls by end of scheduled day, check Slack often on the scheduled day and at least every other day. Communication is a must as are volunteers who are committed to high-quality performance.

Secondary role: Individuals will cover the Primary Helpline Advocate shift during agreed-upon volunteer day if/when necessary, work on the Helpline’s current projects/assignments, return incoming voicemails calls during agreed-upon volunteer day, attend 2 mandatory virtual committee meetings (All-Volunteer video calls and Survivor Helpline Committee video calls), log calls by end of scheduled day, check Slack often on the scheduled day and at least every other day. Communication is a must as are volunteers who are committed to high-quality performance.

Qualifications and Skill Set:
Previous work with hotlines, rape crisis, therapy work, counseling work, mental health work, shelter work, etc. would be an added bonus and very helpful for anyone being considered for a position on the helpline committee. 

Unique Contribution from the Applicant/Volunteer:
A person that is empathetic, good with research, strong-minded, attentive, effective in communication, and compassionate in their work performance will thrive in this committee. Bilingual is a plus.

Writers Committee Volunteer

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
The Writers’ Committee is an integral part of messaging and direct impact; because of that, the committee needs individuals who can talk and brainstorm with other writers on the committee to come up with more topics to write about. Volunteers in this committee must produce 2-4 creative and professional articles between 700 and 1,100 words monthly; some articles may require interviews with survivors and family members, as well as individual research.

What We Do and Why it Matters:
The Writers’ Committee produces original content to educate and raise awareness about domestic violence to support survivors, loved ones of survivors, and current victims. This committee also creates original content to reach out to survivors and followers from all over the country, to inspire them to break their silence. 

Requirements:
Volunteers must respond to all messages (Slack or email) within 48 hours. Individuals must be able to volunteer 5 (part-time writer) to 10 (full-time writer) hours a week, including 2 mandatory monthly virtual committee meetings (All-Volunteer video call and Writers Committee call) and scheduled care calls.

Qualifications and Skill Set:
Bachelor’s degree in English, communication, creative writing, or related field is preferred. Prior experience in blogging and/or professional writing, knowledge of AP Style writing, and a “conversational” writing style with a professional posture are expected in applicants for this committee.

Unique Contribution from the Applicant/Volunteer:
This committee needs and would benefit from someone who can bring their own writing style while following the BTSADV writing rules as regulated by the coordinator of the committee. Individuals with creativity and a desire to make a change will make excellent contributions to the committee and organization.

Outreach Committee Volunteer 

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
The Outreach Committee has many different functions and helps spread the word about BTSADV programs and campaigns; volunteers also perform various online research tasks, participate in continued growth in learning about DV and BTSADV, share BTSADV upcoming programs and social media campaigns on specified social media platforms, and share resources with communities nation-wide. Upon training and approval, along with your regular tasks you may be asked to help support efforts by hosting tabling events in your community as well as national events in support of a National Speaker at an event that is close to your area, or go “in place” of a speaker at a small local event. 

What We Do and Why it Matters:
The Outreach Committee volunteers are directly connected (via event/organization collaboration) to local happenings and are regularly the faces of all things BTSADV in their communities; because of this, the person would be trained to network themselves into their local communities so that they could help spread the word, mission, and vision of BTSADV. We regularly do resource/networking research for all departments within BTSADV to help ensure all departments have needed resources and information for upcoming events.

Requirements:
Volunteers will be expected to check Slack daily, have 5-10 hours available weekly for volunteering, send out professional emails as needed, attend 2 mandatory virtual committee meetings (All-Volunteer Zoom call and Outreach Committee Zoom call) per month. A qualified candidate would have excellent research, organizational, and communication skills, and must also be able to easily adapt and adjust to the growing mission of BTSADV. 

Qualifications and Skill Set:
Volunteers on the Outreach Committee are expected to be self-motivated and organized. This person must also have a strong familiarity with Excel spreadsheets, google docs, and google spreadsheets. The person would need to be self-motivated, have a deep understanding of abuse and its effects, and maintain a strong willingness to educate and help others. 

Unique Contribution from the Applicant/Volunteer:
Ability to speak to individuals as well as groups in a way that is impactful, meaningful, and inspiring. The volunteer must be a people person and not shy or afraid to present to groups of people, make cold calls, send out emails in a professional manner, and follow directions

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