“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” – Howard Zinn
BE AN AGENT OF CHANGE!
Through These Doors offers a number of 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 talents and passions of the volunteer line up with the needs of the organization. At TTD, we explore your interests and skills and help determine where you can be of 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 successfully 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, all while learning about Through These Doors’ programs, procedures, and philosophy to support survivors and their families in the best way possible.
We typically offer our direct service volunteer training three times annually. Please contact us to find out about our next training dates.