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 in the country. Our team raves about their experience with us and highly encourages others to get active too.

When you volunteer with us you receive exclusive benefits like:

  • monthly giveaways,
  • volunteer recognitions,
  • random surprise lunches at work,
  • or our personal favorite: exclusive access to our volunteer appreciation retreat.

We LOVE our volunteers – because they make healing possible.

Check out our open positions below.

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Web Design 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 is clear, easily accessible, and encourages a personal connection with our audience.

Requirements:
As a volunteer for BTSADV, you are required to attend two virtual meetings per month (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 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:
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!

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 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 committee 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, 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 with be a great fit for this position.

Volunteer Coordinator Assistant

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
The Volunteer Outreach department is the first point of contact that potential volunteers have with BTSADV; we are tasked with finding, interviewing and training potential volunteers to help within the organization using a number of different tools. Regular tasks for the volunteer outreach assistant include supporting efforts to the Volunteer Outreach Coordinator in their daily duties of answering emails, connecting with directors, training and screening of potential volunteers and updating volunteer listings on different websites.

What We Do and Why it Matters:
The Volunteer Outreach department allows BTSADV to find and screen potential volunteers to fill open volunteer listings we have within the organization; this allows the Directors of various departments the ability to promote BTSADV and fulfill internal committee/organizational needs. Finding volunteers that fit the requirements of each committee director is looking for is very important and allows BTSADV to be able to further our cause.

Requirements:
The Volunteer Outreach Assistant will be expected to check Slack daily, have 15+ hours available weekly for volunteering, send out professional emails as needed, and attend 2 mandatory monthly virtual committee meetings (All-Volunteer video call and Volunteer Outreach video call), as well as request updates as needed for different recruitment websites. A qualified candidate would have excellent research, organizational, and communication skills and will be able to follow the directions given by the Volunteer Outreach Coordinator.

Qualifications and Skill Set:
The Volunteer Outreach Assistant needs to be self-motivated and organized. This person must also have strong familiarity with Excel spreadsheets, Google docs, and Google spreadsheets, Google forms, Gmail, Zoom, Slack.
Unique Contribution from the Applicant/Volunteer:
Ability to multitask, follow directions, and have very good people skills.

Writers' Committee Volunteer

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
This 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 mandatory monthly 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 team.

Unique Contribution from the Applicant:
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 change will make excellent contributions to the committee and organization. 

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 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.

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