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.

Facebook Admin Volunteer

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
The volunteer will assist in managing our Facebook page and content related to domestic violence, foster growth on our platform, and continue to impact and inspire others.

What We Do and Why It Matters:
The social media committee 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 Facebook 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:
A Bachelor’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:
A volunteer with the ability to think on their feet, be organized and enjoy a team environment will be a great asset to the organization. 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.

Facebook Manager Volunteer

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
The volunteer will oversee the day-to-day functions of the Facebook platform and supervise a team of admins, Facebook messaging team, and the social media champions. The volunteer must possess an intuitive grasp of trending stories and news and focus on increasing engagement and fostering organization visibility and reach.

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 Facebook Manager must respond to all communications (Slack, email, calls, or texts) within 24-48 hours. An ideal candidate will be able to volunteer 15 or more 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:
A Bachelor’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 management 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:
A well-qualified volunteer will have a sense of leadership and great organizational skills. 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.

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.

Social Media Champion Volunteer

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
The ideal social media champion will maintain a private regional Facebook group by interacting with members, creating informative, supportive and imaginative posts, resolving any conflicts, promote BTSADV initiatives or campaigns, and organize local meetups. This volunteer will follow any direction given by the Social Media Champion Manager and Assistant Manager.

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 volunteer will be expected to check Slack daily, have a minimum of 10 hours available weekly to devote to their respective social media group, schedule posts, interact daily within the group and attend 3 mandatory monthly virtual committee meetings.

Qualifications and Skill Set:
The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of professional experience with strong writing, communication, and conflict management skills. Experience and knowledge with operating a Facebook group, google drive, google docs, and Slack.

Unique Contribution from the Applicant:
Ability to connect with others via social media, organized, be able to work independently or within a team. Must have an understanding of how to prioritize and the ability to respond quickly to conflicts. 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.

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