Volunteers began Blackburn Center, and volunteers continue to be a vital part of our work. Volunteers can come from any segment of the community...they do not need to have a background in social work or counseling. They may be teachers, business professionals, nurses, students, homemakers, or retirees. They are all people who care deeply about making a difference in their community.
If you would like to be a Blackburn Center volunteer, we have many opportunities available to help. Our volunteers provide many hours of service annually, doing tasks such as:
•Answering hotline calls
•Distributing literature at health fairs
•Working with children at our emergency shelter
•Educating the community through our speakers’ bureau
•Helping with administrative tasks
Our comprehensive training program —required for all volunteers who work with clients— focuses on the development of active listening and empowerment counseling skills and an understanding of the issues commonly faced by victims and those who care about them.
We strongly encourage men to volunteer with Blackburn Center. We are especially eager to have men join us in our community education and outreach efforts to end gender violence.
application on our website: blackburncenter.org
No one has signed up yet, but you could be the first!