“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” – Howard Zinn
BE AN AGENT OF CHANGE!
Through These Doors offers several unique ways to become a part of the movement for ending domestic violence in our community. Use your talents to strive for peace, support survivors and their children, share your experiences, and learn new skills.
Volunteering works best when the volunteer’s talents and passions line up with the needs of the organization. At TTD, we explore your interests and skills and help determine where you can provide the most service to the survivors we support.
Our greatest need is for volunteers to engage with survivors directly on our 24-hour helpline or in person, providing emotional support, safety planning, information about partner abuse, and resources. We provide all of the training for this work. No previous education or experience is necessary.
To become a direct service volunteer, you must complete our 44-hour Core Comprehensive Advocacy, Intervention, Response, and Ethics Training (CAIRET). During this training, you will learn about the dynamics of abuse, the cultural roots of violence and oppression, and the core components of social change advocacy.
This training will teach you to use active listening skills and provide support in a non-judgmental way using trauma-informed best practices while learning about Through These Doors’ programs, procedures, and philosophy to support survivors and their families the best way possible.