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Help empower survivors of family and domestic violence.

There are a number of ways to give your talent and time at The Willow. Almost anyone can volunteer - we need women and men of all ages, backgrounds, and experience. Volunteer Advocates participate in a variety of activities, from direct service in our shelter home to organizing presentations in the community. No experience necessary, great training provided.

Volunteer Training

We hold training 5 times a year, so apply at any time. Our volunteer opportunities require varying levels of training. We work with every volunteer to place them in a position they will enjoy.  Non-direct service volunteers, who help with special events, office assistance, community education, and marketing, need 6 hours of training. Direct service volunteers, including shelter advocates, court advocates, and children’s program advocates, need 40 hours of training.

Volunteer Advocate Training consists of domestic violence education and preparation for the hands-on work we provide, including responding to crisis line calls, providing peer counseling, facilitating support groups, providing court advocacy, and many other free and confidential services.  In exchange for this valuable training, we ask for a one year commitment of volunteering 4 hours per week, flexible to your schedule.  


Available for Spring 2015:

Non-profit Development Internship - This position will provide someone with experience in non-profit development and management, grant writing, event planning, researching donor prospects, strategizing, in addition to gaining valuable office experience working in a non-profit. Contact Kristine Chapman kchapman@willowdvcenter to apply.

Shelter Advocate Internship  - Focused on providing domestic violence education and services to children and adults living in the shelter home and in the community.  

Children's Program Internship - Assist the Children's Program Coordinator with activities for the children at our shelter home.  Help plan and facilitate activities for children in a supportive, structured environment promoting physical activity and creativity.

Other Internship Opportunities - Check with us to see if available

Administrative Intern for the Director of Volunteer Services - assist with recruitment, recognition, and retention of volunteers.

Marketing and Communications Intern for the Director of Community Engagement - assist with social media, the agency newsletter, community calendars, press releases, and presentations.

Liaison for the University of Kansas - develop and continue relationships with KU through tabling events and presentations.

Liaison for Haskell Indian Nations University - develop and continue relationships with Haskell through tabling events and presentations.

For more information about volunteer or internship opportunities, contact Becca Burns, Director of Volunteer Services, at 785.331.2034 x 104, or at