INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
1. Attend a Volunteer Orientation
General orientations are held twice a month at our Corporate Office, which cover all opportunities available. You can sign up for an orientation online: at laurashouse.volunteerlocal.com
Resale Store specific orientations are held twice a month at the Resale Store in Lake Forest. If you are only interested in volunteering at the Resale Stores, you need only to attend the Resale Store Orientation.
2. Complete a Volunteer Application
An application can be completed at the orientation or downloaded here. Your information will be added to our database. You will receive our monthly Volunteer Connect email with current openings, upcoming events, and more!
3. Sign Up for the 40-Hour Training
If you would like to volunteer in a role that has direct client contact, the 40-Hour Training is MANDATORY. You can find out more here: Get Involved—State Certified Training.
4. Sign Up for a Position
All opportunities are posted on our website and announced monthly through emails. You can visit laurashouse.volunteerlocal.com anytime to sign up open positions.
Volunteer Opportunities Could Include:
- Administrative Work
- Resale Store
- Crisis Hotline
- Case Management
- House Coordination
- Volunteer positions are limited—completion of the Orientation and/or the 40-Hour Training does not guarantee a position.
- Many of our positions require an initial interview with the program staff.
- Fingerprinting is required for positions at one of our agency sites—Corporate Office, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living Center, & Resale Store
- Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to volunteer independently. Volunteers between the ages of 13 and 15 may volunteer with a parent.
Thank you for your interest in the Laura’s House Volunteer Program. Volunteers contributed over 11,400+ hours dedicated 2013! Your service helps maximize contributions and support made to Laura’s House, helping to increase our capacity—thank you!
For any questions concerning the Volunteer Program please contact Melanie Galloway, Development & Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
Laura's House encourages volunteer involvement and the development of community resources to enhance our programs and build closer ties with the community. In addition to providing support to clients and their families, volunteers help increase the knowledge and understanding of domestic violence our community. We love our Laura's House Volunteers!
The BEST way to get started in the Laura's House Volunteer Program is to attend a Volunteer Orientation. These Orientations are held twice a month—one offered in the evening and another during business hours each month.
We are limited to 15 attendees per Orientation, so please sign up online as soon as possible: Click here and if you do not see the above dates, they have been removed from the listing because they are at full capacity.
Please be prompt. We will be unable to admit attendees who are late to the Orientation.
Orientation Location: 999 Corporate Drive, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Click here for a map.
Once a volunteer has attended a Volunteer Orientation and completed an application, your email address is added to our Volunteer Connection Monthly Newsletter. This newsletter goes out during the last week of each month and outlines our volunteer needs in the coming weeks and months. Volunteers are then directed to sign up for opportunities through the Volunteer Local website: http://laurashouse.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/
Some of our Volunteer Opportunities require the 40 Hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training because of their direct service role with our clients. Completion of this training does not guarantee a position, but allows a volunteer the opportunity to interview for a position when a timeslot becomes available. Each volunteer must provide a copy of their 40 Hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training Certificate, complete a background check, and in some roles provide TB Test results.
The next 40 Hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training hosted by Laura's House is scheduled for the Fall of 2013. More information regarding the training and instructions on how to sign up are available on our website: http://www.laurashouse.org/40hr-training.html Space is limited.
Thank you for your interest in the Laura's House Volunteer Program. Volunteers contributed over 8,108 hours in 2012. Your service helps maximize contributions and support made to Laura's House, helping to increase our capacity—thank you! For any questions concerning the Volunteer Program please contact Melanie Galloway, Development & Volunteer Coordinator, email@example.com
- Administrative/Office Volunteer
- Event Volunteer
- Outreach Volunteer
- Resale Store Retail Volunteer