Volunteer Opportunities

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 trainings 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.

Volunteer Training Schedule

Upcoming training dates:

  • Monday, May 15 – Thursday, May 18 from 9am-12pm
  • AND
  • Monday, May 22  – Wednesday, May 24 from 9am-12pm (open to all, required for help line and sexual assault advocate volunteers)

Click here for the full schedule and more information

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