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Volunteering Click Here to Download The Willow's Volunteer Advocate Application Form

Help empower survivors of family and domestic violence.

The Willow is currently accepting applications for a variety of volunteer advocate positions.  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.

Fall 2014 volunteer advocate training begins in mid-August – if you’re interested in joining the Willow family, download the above application and send it to Becca Burns, Director of Survivor Services. Email: or fax 785-856-2043.

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.

All 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.  


The Willow Domestic Violence Center offers a number of internship opportunities throughout the year:

Direct Service Shelter Intern - provide direct service to survivors in the emergency shelter home.

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