Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunity

CWIT is seeking volunteers to support the 24-Hour Help Line.

We will train you!

You will have the opportunity to directly support victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

After Hours Help Line Volunteer

Upcoming Volunteer Training Schedule

Monday, May 14 – Thursday, May 17 & Monday, May 21 – Wednesday, May 23 from 9am-12pm

Click here for a flyer with dates and information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Center for Women in Transition! Our agency has a wide range of volunteer opportunities that can accommodate even the busiest of schedules, and no gift of time or talent is too small.

Due to the sensitive nature of our work and level of confidentiality needed to protect our clients, staff and volunteers, all training and volunteer forms must be completed prior to your placement as a volunteer.

If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Sherry Martens (616-494-1747) to schedule an interview with a tour of the agency with a short overview of our programs and services.

Volunteer Application Process

  1. Contact Sherry Martens, volunteer coordinator, to confirm current volunteer opportunities and schedule an initial meeting.
  2. Initial meeting, agency tour and overview with Sherry Martens.
  3. Complete and submit volunteer paperwork.
  4. Attend a volunteer training session, offered each January, May, and September.

Types of Volunteer Opportunities

  • Help Line Volunteer (Day, Evenings and Weekends)
  • Receptionist
  • Wardrobe for Work/Donations
  • Sexual Assault Advocate
  • Shelter Volunteers
  • Support Group Volunteers (Childcare, Reception and Transportation)
  • Girls on the Run Coach
  • Household handyman work – light carpentry, installing hardware and blinds, small repairs and fixes, drywall patching and painting
  • Vehicle repair – oil changes, brakes and tires
  • Seasonal grounds assistance – power washing of windows and exterior siding, cleaning gutters