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Volunteer

Advocates of Ozaukee operates an emergency shelter for women and children seeking a temporary safe haven from situations of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our services include support groups for women and children, community education, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, independent living services, and 24-hour crisis line and shelter accessibility. Interested volunteers are interviewed and training is provided based on the area of service. We welcome you to join us in this effort!

Volunteer Service Options

Volunteer service may be scheduled, on-call, short term or long term. Please let the Volunteer Manager know what fits best with your availability. Advocates does not require it’s volunteers to put in a certain number of hours a week, month or year. Advocates’ volunteers do what they can, when they can. Most of our volunteer opportunities are as needed. A volunteer can make changes to their availability at any time. Examples include vacation, health issues, or other commitments. Volunteers can serve in one area or many.

Volunteer Training

Volunteer training is done by the Volunteer Manager and will include an overview of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Issues, Boundaries, and information related to the volunteer’s specific area/s of service.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Children’s Support Group – Assist in facilitating evening groups on Tuesday.
  • Childcare – Provide childcare at the shelter when clients have appointments.
  • Transportation – Drive clients to various appointments.
  • Donation Pick Up – Transport donations from donor’s home to shelter location.
  • Donation Organizing – Organize incoming donations at the shelter.
  • Special Events - Help coordinate client parties, clean-up projects, and holiday activities.
  • Landscaping/Maintenance – Assist with lawn care, gardening, landscaping, snow removal, maintenance, and cleaning projects at the shelter.

Professional services needed:

(Donations of services at reduced costs are also appreciated.)

  • Lawyers
  • Carpenters
  • Maintenance
  • Movers
  • Landscaping
  • Plumbers/Electricians/Printers

Ready to Volunteer?

Please fill out the two forms below to become a volunteer.

Full Application Record Check

Or you can download the following two forms, fill them out, save them to your computer and then send them to us via email to: volunteerdir@advocates-oz.org.
Full Application - Click here to download a PDF
Record Check - Click here to download a PDF